As the world shifts towards plant-based sources of protein, we will need to increase production to meet demand without reducing the supply of fresh produce. Controlled environment agriculture (CEA), in the form of greenhouse or vertical farming integrations, could provide an appropriate solution to meet this demand. However, at LettUs Grow we believe in careful and thoughtful innovation. Making sure that we don’t deliver a high-tech solution just for the sake of a high-tech solution is vital. To properly utilize CEA in the protein transition imperative, we must carefully consider: the technology chosen; the crops grown; the stages of growth; and the wider economic, environmental and social model behind a controlled environment solution.Continue reading “How Controlled Environment Agriculture can aid the protein transition”
In rich countries there is an increasing consumer interest towards plant-based protein compared to animal ones, due to health and environmental concerns as well as animal welfare. Nowadays, Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), such as greenhouses and vertical farming, are already being used to produce highly nutritious crops with improved functional ingredients (e.g., minerals, vitamins), that are beneficial to human health.Continue reading “Protein plant factories: producing and steering soybean protein content in indoor farming”
Within the Sustainable Food Initiative (SFI), we identified four topics of interest and relevance for the protein transition to work on in a collaborative approach.
- Towards a global improvement of a healthy protein –> ingredient –> product
- Whole material approach – mild fractionation
- Whole chain approach
- Techno functional properties of plant & cellular proteins and use of predictive & automated screening approaches
These will be elaborated upon in more detail in the presentation.
Since the start of 3D Food Printing it has been used to create products with ever increasing complexity.
The possibility to deposit materials in specific amounts and positions and thus create unique material compositions and distributions within a single product is what is unique about 3D printing. As such, this allows for the creation of products with very specific properties, including structure and texture. The learnings from the past decade form the basis for the creation of novel plant-based food products.
The transition to a more sustainable food system requires dietary changes which reduce protein demand from traditional sources. 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 impact of food production and consumption.Continue reading “Addressing food-system challenges through protein diversification: the EIT food approach”
To provide consumers with high-quality plant-based food, not only is the nutritional content of importance, but also the texture and taste. Many animal-derived food products have a hierarchical structure which can be crucial for the texture, and subsequently, a unique biting experience. This drives the development of various technologies to create plant-based food structures that are similar to that of e.g. meat, fish, or cheese. One of the many promising techniques is 3D food printing.Continue reading “Plant-based food structured by 3D printing: Opportunities and challenges”
As the environmental and health problems rise, Fooditive has developed the world’s first-ever industrial-scale plant-based Vegan Casein that is produced by precision fermentation that mimics the same cow protein using DNA sequencing. Fooditive Casein is a cruelty-free, sustainable, healthy, and scalable ingredient with the same functions as milk protein, with the difference that it is much safer for the environment.Continue reading “CASEIN: the secret to a tasty plant-based future”
A specific highlight on the French market for Protein transition and 3d Food Printing.
Marine Coré-Baillais, Founder / CEO at La Pâtisserie Numérique / The Digital Patisserie wants to create a more sustainable world thanks to technology without any compromise on taste! Except 3D Printing, She is also very interested in Fermentation!Continue reading “3D Food Printing meets Protein Transition”