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26th Feb 2024

Alt-Protein: Eating away climate change?

The editor-in-chief introduces the online version of EUobserver's 2023 print magazine on future food sources — and the potential of alternative proteins for both human diet and climate.

Mycelium food and EU regulation

In the 1960s, among fears of the so-called 'protein gap' — the idea that a growing global population would need an unsustainable amount of protein production to avoid malnutrition — researchers at British Petroleum made a remarkable discovery.

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Novel food — from safety checks to grocery shelves

Antarctic Krill oil, protein extract from pig kidneys, magnolia bark extract and the mung bean. All these and many others are on a list of approved 'novel foods' for sale on the European market.

Fermenting a revolution

Let's focus for a moment on technology. Specifically, what might be the most important environmental technology ever developed: precision fermentation.

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Interview

After the alt–protein hype: a venture capitalist's perspective

EUobserver spoke to Marie Asano, head of the food and nutrition team at the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund, an independent 'dark green' venture capital fund — focused on innovative companies that aim to bring bio-based foods to the general public.

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Andy Zynga, CEO of EIT Food, talks to EUobserver

EIT Food sees alternative proteins, or 'protein diversification', as CEO Andy Zynga prefers to call it, as a promising avenue to address some of the shortcomings of our current food systems.

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