Press office

The Good Food Institute Europe’s spokespeople are the leading experts on the science, business and policy of plant-based, cultivated meat and fermentation in the EU, UK and across the continent. 

We can provide information and interviews in English, German and Dutch, and make connections with researchers and entrepreneurs in the sector.

Journalists can contact GFI Europe’s press office on europe-media@gfi.org or +44 (0)7521 490 839.

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Media resources

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One-page explainer on the science of sustainable protein

How to explain the science of plant-based, cultivated meat and fermentation to the public in plain, accessible language.

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Plant-based state of the industry report

Plant-based in 2021: new product development, investment analytics, scientific and technical advancements, consumer insights, regulatory developments, and more.

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Cultivated meat state of the industry report

Cultivated meat state of the industry report

Cultivated meat in 2021: the commercial landscape, investment statistics, regulatory and industry developments, scientific progress, research priorities, and more.

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Fermentation state of the industry report

Fermentation in 2021: the competitive landscape, innovation opportunities, product and ingredient applications, investment trends, regulatory status, and more.

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Pllant-based seafood burger

Seafood industry update

The plant-based and cultivated seafood industry’s commercial landscape, investment, US sales data and consumer insights from 2021.

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Lifecycle assessment of cultivated meat

Study of the environmental impact – including carbon footprint, land use, water use and energy use – of cultivated meat, conducted by independent researchers CE Delft.

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Techno-economic assessment of cultivated meat

Study of the cost of producing cultivated meat at scale, conducted by independent researchers CE Delft.

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Sustainable protein experts

To arrange interviews or background chats with our experts, please contact GFI Europe’s press office on europe-media@gfi.org or +44 (0)7521 490 839.

Seren Kell, GFI Europe science and technology manager

Seren Kell

Science and Technology Manager

Seren works with scientists to develop, fund and promote open-source research on sustainable proteins.

Carlotte Lucas – photo by Barbara Evripidou/FirstAvenuePhotography.com

Carlotte Lucas

Corporate Engagement Manager

Carlotte supports the food industry to make delicious and affordable plant-based meat available across Europe, and prepare the sector for the arrival of cultivated meat.

Alice Ravenscroft, GFI Europe Head of Policy

Alice Ravenscroft

Head of Policy

Alice leads GFI Europe’s policy team, and works to secure evidence-based policy and public research funding for sustainable proteins.

Acacia Smith, GFI Europe Policy Manager

Acacia Smith

Senior Policy Manager

Acacia focuses on securing public funding for sustainable protein research and development.

Alex Holst

Alex Holst

Senior Policy Manager

Alex works with NGOs, think tanks, businesses, and other political actors to advance sustainable proteins in Europe.

Elena Walden – photo by Barbara Evripidou/FirstAvenuePhotography.com

Elena Walden

Senior Policy Manager

Elena works with policymakers to secure clear labelling rules for sustainable proteins.

Ivo Rzegotta

Ivo Rzegotta

Senior Public Affairs Manager, Germany

Ivo works with policymakers in Germany to advance sustainable proteins in Europe’s largest country.

Seth Roberts – photo by Barbara Evripidou/FirstAvenuePhotography.com

Seth Roberts

Policy Manager

Seth works with policymakers to create a robust, clear and evidence-based regulatory environment for the sustainable protein sector.

Sophie Armour, GFI Europe Communications Manager

Sophie Armour

Senior Communications Manager & Spokesperson

Sophie leads GFI Europe’s communications team, and drives a positive narrative for sustainable proteins across Europe.

Linus Pardoe

UK Policy Manager

Linus works with policymakers in the UK to advance plant-based foods, cultivated meat and fermentation.

Martina Helmlinger

Science and Technology Community Coordinator

Martina works to catalyse the technical research and training community for sustainable proteins across Europe.

Latest press releases

Researchers recreate scent of salmon from plants to deliver more sustainable seafood

Researchers are aiming to recreate the unique aroma of salmon using plants to support the development of delicious and sustainable alternative seafood products.

Cultivated meat innovation challenge banner

Algae and tobacco plant researchers among winners of €400,000 prize to commercialise cultivated meat

Researchers investigating how tobacco plants and microalgae can help reduce the cost of cultivated meat are among the winners of a €400,000 prize.

Most consumers in western Europe want alternatives to conventional meat, survey shows

Consumers are cutting down on conventional meat across major European countries while interest in plant-based and cultivated meat is growing, a new survey has found.

COP27 Food Systems Pavilion

GFI to bring food to the table at COP27

GFI will join 14 other organisations in co-hosting the first ever Food Systems Pavilion – to put food at the centre of discussions at the COP27 climate change conference.

Chefs at Alchemist restaurant, funded by a GFI research grant

Scientists work with Michelin starred Danish restaurant to create fish-free seafood

A team of scientists has received funding to work with chefs at a prestigious restaurant to create a new seafood product by growing fungi on seaweed.

UK Parliament

GFI Europe calls for coordinated funding after UK government pledges to support sustainable proteins

GFI Europe is calling for earmarked funding to ensure the UK becomes a world leader in plant-based and cultivated meat.

Mosa Meat cultivated meatball

Netherlands to make biggest ever public investment in cellular agriculture

The Dutch government has announced a record €60 million of funding for cultivated meat and precision fermentation.

Woman eating plant-based burger

Plant-based meat sales up 19% to record €2.3 billion in western Europe, report shows

GFI’s latest state of the industry reports show plant-based meat sales climbed to record highs across Europe in 2021.

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IPCC: plant-based and cultivated meat can play critical role in halving global emissions by 2030

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.

Chart showing investment in European alternative protein companies

European sustainable protein sector raises €2.2 billion as market matures

New data released today by the Good Food Institute reveals sustainable protein companies across Europe raised more than €2.2 billion throughout 2021.