GFI Europe and Ivy Farm Technologies call for greater investment in cultivated meat research and a more collaborative regulatory process at an event in the UK Parliament.
Public research funding
The Dutch government has announced a record €60 million of funding for cultivated meat and precision fermentation.
GFI Europe calls for public investment in sustainable proteins as the world’s top scientists recognise plant-based and cultivated meat can cut emissions, and protect nature and global health.
2021 was a breakthrough year for plant-based foods, cultivated meat and fermentation.
There is one sector that was completely absent from high level discussions, despite causing 21% of global emissions: animal agriculture.
The UK government has invested £1 million to develop and commercialise stem cell lines, helping companies produce cultivated meat.
Nearly half of European consumers who want to eat less meat by switching to plant-based products think not enough options are available.
GFI Europe calls on governments to direct at least 10% of the agricultural innovation funding announced at COP26 today towards changing meat production.
The Good Food Institute has welcomed a deforestation pledge – but is calling for some of the promised forest protection fund to be invested in sustainable food.
GFI will be on the ground in Glasgow, encouraging national governments to include sustainable proteins – making meat from plants and cultivating it from cells – into their national plans.