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

Elena Walden speaking at UK Parliament

GFI calls for UK to become world leader in cultivated meat at Parliamentary event

GFI Europe and Ivy Farm Technologies call for greater investment in cultivated meat research and a more collaborative regulatory process at an event in the UK Parliament.

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.

Meet the researcher: Parag Acharya on building a one stop shop for sustainable proteins

Dr Parag Acharya from the University of Greenwich shares his advice for researchers interested in sustainable proteins.

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.


IPCC report highlights role of sustainable proteins in adapting to climate change

World’s top climate scientists acknowledge the role plant-based and cultivated meat could play in future-proofing our food system.

A shopper choosing products at the supermarket

Belgium urged to back down on ‘plant-based chicken’ ban

GFI Europe has joined other food sustainability NGOs to call on the Belgian government to drop plans to ban “meaty” names for plant-based products.

Researcher Diana Marques

Meet the researcher: algae, sea bass and 3D printing with Diana Marques

Don’t be afraid to reach out – that’s the advice from a researcher working on a project to develop new techniques to produce cultivated fish fillets.

3D printed edible scaffold for cultivated seafood

Scientists use algae to cultivate boneless sea bass fillet

A team of scientists plans to use algae to develop new techniques for cultivating boneless fish fillets from sea bass cells.