While facing climate change and natural resource scarcity, ensuring sufficient, nutritious, safe and affordable food to a fast-growing world population with changing dietary habits becomes increasingly challenging. The protein supply is in this respect most critical. Integration of a variety of new or alternative protein sources from both terrestrial and aquatic origin into new and/or existing processes or products needs to be explored, in order to develop and ensure more sustainable, resilient supply chains, featuring high consumer acceptability by a clean labelling approach and attractive market opportunities.
Sharing this goal, the EU H2020 funded projects NextGenProteins, ProFuture, smart protein and SUSINCHAIN launch Horizon4Proteins, a Webinar series to work together in key aspects such as: Consumer acceptance of alternative proteins, Safety and Regulatory challenges, Food applications, and Sustainability. Horizon4Proteins invites researchers, farmers, producers and policymakers to join the conversation and contribute to the present and future of the sector.
Get involved in the Horizon4Proteins!
(Info available soon)
Webinar | Why (not) to eat? European consumers’ views on foods made of alternative proteins- 3rd of February | 10 - 11am (CET)
In this highly informative webinar, Horizon4Proteins will explore European consumers’ views on alternative proteins made with novel ingredients, like microalgae, insect, plant-based and single-cell proteins. Jaakko Paasi, Principal Scientist in Foresight-driven Business Strategies at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. and Armando Perez-Cueto, Associate Professor at the Design and Consumer Behaviour Department of the University of Copenhagen will provide you with deep insights on consumer acceptance.
If you work in the food industry, you can’t afford to miss this webinar!
Webinar | Safety & Regulatory of Novel Protein Sources | December 13th 2021
The first webinar focused on Safety & Regulatory of Novel Protein Sources was co-organised by SUSINCHAIN and NextGenProteins and took place on December 13th. The event was attended by 77 participants from different backgrounds.
The webinar is available on SUSINCHAIN YouTube channel
Horizon4Proteins Webinar | Novel Proteins - Food of the Future – 28th April 2022
In this webinar, the Horizon4Proteins projects discussed novel proteins and their application in the food of the future. Participants were able to learn about the latest research via examples of novel proteins products and ingredients. Speakers showcased innovative microalgae enriched foods and related challenges and opportunities. They also highlighted advances in new food product development using single cell, microalgae and insect proteins.