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Sustainability / Environment

Alternative Proteins Could Displace Two Thirds of Meat & Dairy Consumed in Europe by 2050

A new report by UK environmental charity and think tank Green Alliance has found that the alternative protein industry could be key to significantly reducing land use in ten European countries — Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the UK. The report finds that there is not enough land on the planet for current animal product consumption patterns to continue without a hugely detrimental environmental impact. However, alternative proteins could provide the taste of meat and dairy with significantly reduced land use, particularly as technologies like precision fermentation and cultivated meat make alt proteins increasingly indistinguishable from their animal counterparts. Reduced reliance on overseas land Green Alliance estimates that under a high innovation scenario, alternative proteins could displace around two-thirds …


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Studies & Numbers

UK Alt Protein Industry Could Be Worth £6.8Bn & Create 25,000 Jobs

Environmental group Green Alliance has claimed that the UK alt protein industry has the potential to be worth over £6.8 billion per year and create 25,000 jobs by 2035. In an analysis, Green Alliance said the UK could be a world leader in alternative proteins with the right support from the government. According to the group, the country has several competitive advantages, including significant customer demand for alt protein products, a well-established industry, and high food quality and safety standards. Furthermore, the UK already has clusters of alt protein production, most notably in Teesside, Cambridge, Oxford, and London. Green Alliance names British brand Quorn as a success story, as it is one of the largest producers of fermented proteins worldwide. The UK is also a …