Research on carotenoids is crucial to solve the global challenge of producing health-promoting sustainable foods.

The article, published in Progress in Lipid Research (, reviews the biosynthesis of carotenoids in plants and other organisms, highlights their importance in agro-food and health and outlines further research needs.

It is one of the outcomes of the COST Action EUROCAROTEN (, which brings together stakeholders from 38 countries.

 “Carotenoids are extraordinary compounds that  illustrate the magic and wisdom of Nature, which has learnt to harness this ancient compound group for the most diverse purposes, including making our diets healthier and more appealing”, says Prof. Antonio J. Meléndez Martínez, the COST Action Chair.

Read the full EUROCAROTEN announcement or click below to download, 13.5.2021

Contact: Antonio J. Meléndez Martínez, Universidad de Sevilla, [email protected] ;