Science & Education Foundation

Supporting Quality, Safe Foods and Consumer Products

The GMA Science and Education Foundation (GMA SEF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation that provides significant and meaningful scientific and educational contributions to the food and consumer products industry.

Through the foundation, the global food industry can leverage state-of-the-art technologies and processes with the technical expertise provided by GMA's scientific staff to achieve timely results and solutions.

The vision of the GMA Science and Education Foundation is to catalyze the improvement of global food safety inspiring the trust of the world’s consumers.

The mission of the foundation is to deliver innovative research, state-of-the art training and best-in-class education programs to the food industry and consumers and, thereby, contributes to the delivery of high quality, safe food and consumer products. 

Innovative Research

GMA SEF research projects are designed to advance knowledge in food safety and food science by targeting broad issues affecting the food industry.

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Best-in-Class Education

The SEF supports middle school education focusing on food safety concepts while meeting common core standard.

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Better Process Control School

The Science and Education Foundation, in close collaboration with GMA subject matter experts, scientists, and partner institutions, offer a comprehensive suite of training programs.

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International Programs

We work in many international settings (Caribbean, China and Indonesia) and partner with a number of international organizations such as the World Bank, United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture.

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Donate to GMA SEF

SEF is able to support research, food science education and offer high impact domestic and international training programs to the food, beverage and consumer products industry through the generous donation of its partners. Click to see a list of SEF donors, current programs that require funding, and for more information on how you can contribute.

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Guardians of the Food Galaxy

Each month, we are publishing an interview with a food industry leader whose job is critical to ensuring the safety of our food supply.

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