We’re funding the work of Food Frontier – Australia and New Zealand’s think tank on alternative proteins – to help diversify protein supply with nutritious and sustainable alternatives.
With the world’s population tipped to reach 10 billion by 2050, demand for protein will continue to rise. Global economic, environmental and public health authorities have stressed that a more diverse range of protein sources will be essential to feeding growing populations safely and sustainably into the future.
To grow and galvanise the market for alternative proteins across our region, Food Frontier helps businesses, policymakers and innovators to understand the emergence of plant-based meat, precision fermentation and cultivated meat, and unlock the economic, environmental, and public health benefits they offer.
Since 2017, Food Frontier’s research, events and engagements have played an important role in supporting the growth of alternative proteins down under, generating value for businesses, farmers and consumers. Australia’s plant-based meat industry alone has grown considerably:
- Doubling of products in supermarkets in FY20, more than half of which are now made by Australian brands, and a 46% increase in grocery sales
- Doubling of domestic manufacturing revenue and jobs in FY20
- Doubling in the number of Australian plant-based meat brands in the 18 months to December 2020