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Alex Holst

Senior Policy Manager

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

Photo credit: Barbara Evripidou/FirstAvenuePhotography.com

Areas of expertise: EU policy, strategic relations, the societal benefits of sustainable proteins.

Alex leads GFI Europe’s strategic policy relations. He collaborates with NGOs, think tanks, businesses, and other political actors to advance plant-based, fermentation-made, and cultivated meat in Europe.

He is based in Brussels, Belgium, and brings experience from working on EU policy advocacy, international climate change policy, and development cooperation.

Our policy team works at the EU and national levels

Policy

Alex works in strategic policy relations. Learn more about his work and access policy resources.

Latest updates from Alex

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Sustainable EU Food Systems consultation response

GFI Europe’s response to the consultation on the roadmap of the European Commission’s new initiative for Sustainable EU Food Systems.

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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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World’s first regulatory approval for cultivated meat begins ‘new space race for the future of food’

The Singapore Food Agency has announced that cultivated chicken produced by Eat Just, a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods, has been approved…

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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.