Alex Holst, GFI Europe Policy Manager

Alex Holst

Policy Manager

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

Areas of expertise: plant-based and cultivated meat regulation, EU and national government food safety policy, the societal benefits of sustainable proteins.

Alex works with public authorities, food safety experts and businesses to secure a clear and evidence-based regulatory path to market for sustainable proteins.

Originally from Germany, he is based in Brussels, Belgium, and brings experience from working on climate change and international development, and from policy advocacy in Brussels.

Our policy team works at the EU and national levels

Evidence-based regulation

Alex leads our work to ensure sustainable protein regulation is clear and robust. Learn more about his work and access regulatory resources.

Latest updates from Alex

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Cultivated meat could slash climate impact of meat production by up to 92%, study finds

New studies released today by independent research firm CE Delft show that — compared with conventional beef — meat cultivated directly from animal cells may cause up to 92% less…

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European Green Deal Call consultation response

GFI Europe’s response to the consultation on the European Green Deal Call under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation initiative.

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EU Farm to Fork Strategy consultation response

The Good Food Institute Europe’s response to the consultation on the EU’s upcoming Farm to Fork Strategy for Sustainable Food.

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Open letter to European Commission on Horizon Europe

GFI Europe and 20 others wrote to the European Commission calling for Horizon Europe research funding for plant-based and cultivated meat, eggs, dairy and seafood.