Conrad Astley – photo by Barbara Evripidou/

Conrad Astley

Communications Officer

Conrad works across communications disciplines to drive a positive narrative for sustainable proteins in Europe.

Photo credit: Barbara Evripidou/

Areas of expertise: GFI Europe’s work across the board, media relations and social media management.

As a member of our communications team, he uses public relations and digital communications to accelerate Europe’s shift to a sustainable, secure and just food system.

Conrad is based in Dorset, UK, and has extensive communications experience from local government, academia, and as a journalist.



Conrad is a member of our communications team. Contact our press office and access media resources.

Latest updates from Conrad

Meet the researcher: the fascinating philosophy of sustainable proteins with Luca Lo Sapio

A ‘new allegiance’ between science and philosophy will be necessary to enable sustainable proteins to reach their full potential, according to Dr Luca Lo Sapio.

Dr Sirli Rosenvald

Meet the researcher: Sniffing out better alternative seafood with Sirli Rosenvald

Dr Sirli Rosenvald has set herself a challenge: developing plant-based seafood she would actually want to eat.

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.

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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.

Dr João Pedro Marques Garcia

Meet the researcher: Growing meat in space, changing life on Earth with João Garcia

A project to feed astronauts on future missions to Mars could make a huge difference to the lives of millions of people back on Earth, according to a researcher studying…

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.

Leonie Jahn

Meet the researcher: filamentous fungi and seafood with Leonie Jahn

There needs to be more interaction between the worlds of food and science, according to a researcher working with a Michelin star restaurant to develop fish-free seafood.