Alternative proteins

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Europe leads in innovation as meat-free demand grows

By Katy Askew

Demand for alternative proteins – beyond traditional meat, fish and dairy sources – is expanding across Europe as consumers turn to products they view as healthier and more environmentally friendly and food makers work to drive excitement through innovation.

Quorn CEO talks growth, investment and innovation

Quorn CEO talks growth, investment and innovation

By Katy Askew

Quorn has been using a mix of R&D and marketing to ferment growth and capitalise on rising demand for meat-free products at home and overseas, CEO Kevin Brennan tells FoodNavigator.

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CO2 rises could plunge millions into protein deficiency

By David Burrows

Researchers claim that almost 150 million people (1.57% of the world’s population) may be placed at risk of protein deficiency by 2050 if levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continue to rise.

'Executives at feed companies need to take this risk seriously. Even if they do not believe this future will actually come to pass, they need to admit it is feasible. Moreover, much like sensible business people take out insurance for risks, the feed industry needs to hedge against this possibility.' © istock/anyaivanova

Guest Article

Is lab meat an existential threat to the animal feed industry?

By Paul Cuatrecasas

Will an acceleration in the meat reduction trend and the hunt for substitutes spell eventual doom for the feed sector and the livestock industry it serves? Yes, says Paul Cuatrecasas, CEO of Aquaa Partners. He claims there is increasing evidence that...

Does the future of sustainable eating lie in plant-meat blends?

Does the future of sustainable eating lie in plant-meat blends?

By Niamh Michail

Could be the future of sustainable eating be plant and meat protein blends? We put the question to three experts at this year's IFT.  "There’s an untapped market there," says one R&D scientist at DuPont Nutrition & Health.

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