As a charity and professional body that is independent of governemnt, industry and any other organisation, IFST is in a prime postion to provide impartial, science-based information. Through responses to formal consultations, we provide perspectives to Governments and other bodies seeking sound independent viewpoints. In addition, we develop proactive policy positions in areas of priority for IFST and its members.  

Below are our main current policy activities and what we are saying and doing in each area. 

Food Science Education 

IFST's call to government and our activities to promote Food Science Education at secondary school level.

Sustainable Food System

IFST's framework for a Sustainable Food System, which will inform future activities. We are looking for interested collaborators on specific activities.


Our top priorities for Brexit and what IFST is doing in this area.

Regulating our Future

IFST’s summary of FSA’s Regulating our Future programme, and what we are thinking and doing about it.

Consultation responses

Our written responses to relevant governmental and non governmental consultations.