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NextGen TALKS Proteins

Interview with the Next Generation – Students. Can you please introduce yourself? My name is Anna Lebeuf and I am a fourth-year engineering student in biotechnology in France. I was part of the NextGenProteins project from August to December 2020 as an intern. Can you explain us what you did during your internship? During my …

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Overcoming consumer’s concerns related to novel ingredientsost

Interview with Kyösti Pennanen, consumer scientist from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. His role in the NextGenProteins project is to provide consumers an avenue to express their views on NextGenProteins and influence the product development and commercialization of the products. Why are you trying to gain a European view on consumers’ attitude towards alternative protein …

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NextGenProteins at the Symposium of the Society of German Food Technologists

As the trend towards meatless alternative lifestyles continues unabated, the quality of the products offered in this context is essential for its sustainable development. The production of alternative foods without animal ingredients, which come as close as possible to the original, continues to be a major challenge in terms of food technology. The Society of …

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First steps in development of Food products containing NextGenProteins

In a joint work of Grimur Kokkur, Fazer, Harryda Karlsson, Biozoon, Matis, RISE and TTZ, the first lab scale trials of food products containing microalgae, insects and single cell proteins were conducted.  For this purpose, the first batches of NextGenProteins proteins produced were used. The main purpose was to observe the effects of the proteins …

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First NextGenProteins Feed for Broilers and Fishes

In a joint work of Amadori, Naturalleva, UNIBO and TTZ, the first batch of feed including Microalgae, insects and Single Cell Proteins as the main source of protein were produced.  Taking the nutritional needs of the broilers and fishes as well as the nutritional and physical characteristics of Microalgae, insects and Single Cell Proteins into …

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Insects and algae as feed for poultry

More and more animal products are consumed worldwide, although vegan and vegetarian diet styles are becoming increasingly popular in western countries. This growing demand requires a substantial amount of protein-rich feed for farm animals. However, the cultivation of animal feed is often accompanied by changes in land use such as deforestation. Future protein feed should therefore become independent …

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Is Covid-19 Accelerating Developments in the Alternative Protein Sector?

A recent article published on the Proveg International website explains that despite the severe impact that the ongoing pandemic is having on the foodservice industry and the wider global economy, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future of the alternative-protein sector. In Europe, Asia, and the US, plant-based meat sales are skyrocketing, investments …

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