GFI invests US$5m alternative protein research as Hollywood star DiCaprio invests in cultivated meat

US – The Good Food Institute has awarded US$5 million in grants to support research in alternative proteins – a “powerful and scalable climate solution” that lacks critical funding.   According to a statement from the organization, the funding will go to 22 research projects with potential to “get us closer to the holy grail of alt proteins – generating whole cuts of meat and seafood.”   GFI revealed that Thirteen of these projects are focused on cultivated meat, two are focused on fermentation, and seven are focused on plant-based…

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Alternative seafood growth potential yet to be fully exploited- Good Food Institute

GLOBAL – The alternative seafood market has great unexploited potential which if tapped could provide new growth opportunities for food companies, according to a new report from the Good Food Institute.  Despite the hype around alternative proteins, investors have not been as enthusiastic about seafood alternatives as they have been in beef and chicken.  Plant-based seafood made up just 0.1% of all of the retail dollar sales of the seafood segment in 2020, according to SPINS statistics cited in the report.  If plant-based seafood grows to make up 1.4% of the segment’s sales…

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AAK joins forces with GFI to drive innovation in India’s plant-based foods category

INDIA – AAK, through its majority-owned Indian joint venture, AAK Kamani, has teamed up with the Good Food Institute (GFI) India to collaborate on research and business promotion aimed at advancing the country’s highly promising market for plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. Through the partnership, AAK said that its Customer Innovation Center in Mumbai will host AAK Kamani Academy sessions designed to help businesses and entrepreneurs take advantage of the significant opportunities that exist in India’s plant-based foods category. The Sweden-based manufacturer of value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils added…

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Center calls for increased investments in alternative protein research in the US

USA – As policymakers strategize to rebuild the economy amid the Covid-19 pandemic, The Breakthrough Institute, a global research center seeking technological solutions to environmental and human development challenges has called on the US Congress to leverage the alternative protein industry to support an economic recovery in response to Covid-19. The research center recently released a new report: “Federal Support for Alternative Protein for Economic Recovery and Climate Mitigation,” which calls on lawmakers to direct funds to the alternative protein industry as one of the key industries that will provide…

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