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.
Over the course of our funding, the following advancements have been achieved in the alternative proteins ecosystem:
85% growth in plant-based meat brands on-shelf, with 26 brands now made by local companies
More than 150% growth in the number of plant-based meat products on-shelf in Australia, with more than 250 products now available.
83% growth in the number of plant-based meat companies operating in Australia and New Zealand
The number of cellular agriculture companies doubled in Australia and New Zealand
Food Frontier hosted the first-ever Alternative Proteins national conference, bringing together hundreds of leading food and agriculture specialists and policy makers from around Australia.