One of NextGen Proteins partners, VTT in Finland, has published a news article related to task 5.1.2 of the NextGen Proteins project on stakeholder attitudes.
The views of European companies in the food and feed value chains towards the new alternative proteins that are examined in NextGen Proteins have been studied and the article took on the question : How do the companies see the future of food production?
According to the company respondents, the large-scale application of the studied protein sources is in the far future, but their development was still seen highly important. Jaakko Paasi notes, that the results of the study give answers to what should happen before products including alternative protein ingredients could successfully enter the markets. Although the wide utilization of alternative protein sources in the mass markets for food and feed is seen to be far away, there is a clear market potential for niche applications already in the near future.
You can read the full article on VTT’s webpage here: Food protein from forest, insects and microalgae – Insights of European companies in food value chain to food revolution