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How to revive flagging demand for plant-based meat

By Katy Askew, managing director, IFIS Publishing

The food industry has responded to bullish predictions of a boom in plant-based meat alternatives with a gold rush mentality. But as sales slow and interest dips, can advances in food science come to the rescue of a category that is struggling to live...

The hub will work to innovate in the UK's alternative protein sector. Image Source: MEDITERRANEAN/Getty Images

Alternative protein research hub to be opened in UK

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

A new £15 million research hub will look to improve the UK’s alternative protein sector: how to improve taste and texture of alternative proteins, reduce the cost and scale up production of alternative proteins, and even improve best practice.

The UK invests a lot in cultivated meat, but has neglected othersustainable proteins, such as plant-based. Image Source: D-Keine/Getty Images

Report pushes for more sustainable proteins investment in UK

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

A report published by the Good Food Institute Europe (GFI Europe) suggests that the UK government should invest between £245m and £390m, or between £49m and £78m annually, between 2025 and 2030 into the growth of sustainable proteins such as plant-based...

People's willingness to try insects can be changed, the study showed. Image Source: Hello World/Getty Images

Interest in eating insects can be increased, study shows

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

At a time when meat consumption is increasingly being seen as unsustainable, eating insects is for many a comparatively better option. However, many people in the West find insects difficult to stomach. A new study shows that it is possible to increase...

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