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Protein Diversification

We are developing and adopting diversified protein-based solutions, which are healthy, sustainable, safe and affordable.

Shaping the future of protein consumption

Protein is an important part of a healthy human diet, but the overproduction of animal-based protein is damaging to the environment. If we’re going to feed our fast-growing global population, then we need to find sustainable ways of producing new, high quality, safe and healthy proteins, such as plant-based proteins, cultivated meat and insect protein. At EIT Food, our contribution includes supporting high impact agrifood startups working to create viable sustainable and healthy protein sources.

open call
EIT Food CLC North-East is looking for 6 organisations based in Estonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia, that would organise activities within Empowering Women in Agrifood - EWA programme in 2023.
blog
As we look ahead to another year, we have combined insights from EIT Food - the world’s largest and most dynamic food innovation community - to collate the top 5 European food trends in 2023.
report
Protein diversification can play an important role in enhancing the resilience of food systems, contributing to meeting the needs of a growing population and addressing the environmental and climate impacts of food production and…
regional blog
In this fourth episode, we meet Nathalie Berezina, co-founder of the Swedish startup Norbite. Together with Crafting Future (GE), Nabo Farm (DK) and Inoqo (AU), Norbite is part of the first cohort of the booster program.

EIT Food Open Innovation Call 2023

Have you got an idea for an innovative project that will create positive change in the food system? We want to hear from you!

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