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, Conrad uses public relations and digital communications to accelerate Europe’s shift to a sustainable, secure and just food system. He has extensive communications experience from local government, academia, and as a journalist.



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Latest updates from Conrad

Meet the researcher: bridging the gap between academia and entrepreneurship with Prof Che Connon

Professor Che Connon’s quest to bring cultivated meat closer to dining tables has led to him bridging the gap between…

Could retrofit of existing infrastructure help solve plant-based scalability?

A new report says plant-based meat companies should reuse equipment and buildings built for other parts of the food industry…

Meet the researcher: leading the UKs new £12m cellular agriculture research hub with Prof Marianne Ellis

Head of the UK’s new £12 million Cellular Agriculture Manufacturing Hub (CARMA), we talk to Marianne Ellis about her goals…

£12 million cultivated meat investment a ‘seismic’ move for UK

The project represents the largest single investment the UK government has made to date in sustainable proteins, and will help…

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Plant-based sales boast 21% growth since 2020

GFI Europe’s new analysis of NielsenIQ data from 13 countries finds sales of plant-based foods grew to a record €5.7 billion…

Meet the researcher: discovering the next big ingredients in plant-based protein with Karolina Östbring

The plant-based industry has only begun to scratch the surface of what ingredients can be used to create more sustainable…

Meet the researcher: squeezing the protein out of plants with Dr Alan Javier Hernandez Alvarez

A career spent exploring the nutritional and health benefits of plant-based foods – along with an outsider’s perspective – has given Dr…

Investment in sustainable protein up 24% in Europe for 2022 despite global economic turbulence

New data reveals sustainable protein companies across Europe raised €579 million ($622 million) in investment last year – nearly 24% more…