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The Future of Protein & the Protein of the Future in Europe

Project: Research

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Based on an increasing global demand for protein and that the resulting pressure on traditional animal sources is nowadays considered unsustainable, there is an urgent need of new sustainable protein alternatives with a high nutritional quality, safe and with technological functionalities that satisfy the consumer needs and expectations. This project will bring together key stakeholders in Europe (from academia, industry, safety authorities, policy makers and consumers) to debate about the protein challenge from a technological, nutritional, economic, environmental, legislative and social point of view. By doing so, FutureProtein aims to raise awareness and achieve consensus with all actors of the value chain on the main challenges, barriers and constraints that the research on new proteins will have to tackle, but also on a clear identificaction of opportunities offered in the coming years. Thus, it is expected that the collaboration of stakeholders from industry, research institutions, consumer and authorities in the planned activities will help to identify the key areas where specific actions are needed and provide the basis for better focused, sustainable, competitive and consumer-oriented R&D strategies, projects and solutions.
Funding: Thisproject is funded as a public dissemination project by the EIT Food (EuropeanInnovation and Technology) for the time period of 2020 (1 year funding)

Effective start/end date01/01/202031/12/2020

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