While facing climate change and natural resource scarcity, ensuring sufficient, nutritious, safe and affordable food to a fast growing world population with changing dietary habits becomes increasingly challenging. The protein supply is in this respect most critical. Integration of a variety of new or alternative protein sources from both terrestrial and aquatic origin into new and/or existing processes or products needs to be explored, in order to develop and ensure more sustainable, resilient supply chains, featuring high consumer acceptability by a clean labelling approach and attractive market opportunities. 

Sharing this goal, the EU H2020 funded projects NextGenProteins, ProFuture, smart protein and SUSINCHAIN launched Horizon4Proteins at the end of 2021 to work together in key aspects such as: Consumer acceptance of alternative proteins, Safety and Regulatory challenges, Food applications, and Sustainability. Beginning of 2023, the EU Horizon Europe funded projects projects GIANT LEAPS, LIKE-A-PRO and VALPRO Path joined the collaboration. 

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Horizon4Proteins Policy Brief

Horizon4Proteins datasheet

Horizon4Proteins webinars:

Horizon4Proteins webinar 22. September 2022

Video: Horizon4Proteins webinar 22. September 2022: Sustainability of alternatives proteins

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Why (not) to eat? A webinar on European consumers’ views on foods made of alternative proteins

Video: Why (not) to eat? A webinar on European consumers’ views on foods made of alternative proteins
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Horizon4Proteins webinar Novel Proteins – Food of the Future 28. April 2022

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Safety and Regulation 13.12.2021

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Horizon4Proteins special session at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference:

Let´s talk about alternative proteins: Horizon4Proteins Policy brief decision

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Video: Horizon4Proteins at COP27

Horizon4Proteins Policy Roundtable: Unlocking the potential of alternative proteins in the EU

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  • Novel proteins for feed
  • Business opportunities and barriers for alternative proteins
  • Nutrition and Health of alternative proteins
  • Production processes of alternative proteins