Protein Transition

The protein transition is a critical global concern that demands our attention. It is imperative that we shift towards high-quality, protein-rich alternative food sources while taking into account human health and environmental sustainability.

Traditionally, a significant portion of our protein consumption has relied on animal-derived products. However, this approach is becoming increasingly inefficient and cannot adequately sustain the growing and more prosperous global population.

The production of meat, in particular, places a heavy burden on land, water, and raw materials, significantly impacting the environment. With the world population expanding and the demand for meat rising, it is crucial that we transition towards alternative food sources that provide high-quality protein while prioritizing the well-being of humans and the planet.

There are various paths we can explore, but this conference will specifically focus on two major alternatives, addressing both short-term and long-term solutions:

  1. Plant-based proteins
  2. Cell-based meat

During the conference, we will delve into cutting-edge research and commercial initiatives in these fields. Experts from academia and industry will present their latest findings, showcasing innovative products and services.

Key topics to be covered during the conference include:

  • Research and development of supporting technologies such as biofabrication, 3D printing, and 3D bioprinting.
  • Advancements in cell structure, taste, texture, flavor, color, nutritional value, and muscle structure.
  • Life cycle analysis (LCA) to assess the overall environmental impact.
  • Implications for the agriculture industry.
  • Social impacts of cultured food, including consumer adoption, societal considerations, and economic aspects.
  • Patent, legal, and regulatory issues surrounding these alternative food sources.
  • Investment opportunities in the protein-rich alternative food industry.

Join us as we explore the latest advancements in plant-based proteins, cell-based meat, and their broader impact on our society, economy, and environment. Together, we can drive the shift towards a sustainable and protein-rich future.

Have a look at the conference program.

The conference is an initiative of Jakajima.