Exploring key challenges and opportunities in the successful commercialization of fermentation-enabled alternative proteins for human consumption.
This ISSCR Digital series explores the intersection of stem cell science and global sustainability issues. Animal agriculture, a main contributor to global deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions, is estimated to be the second largest cause of human-made global warming. Global warming is one of the most significant threats to biodiversity on the planet. Stem cell research and its application has the potential to remediate these problems.
The fruits, vegetables and animal products we see on supermarket shelves today are the result of countless iterations of selective breeding. In fact, farmers have been using this methodology to improve plant and animal characteristics for thousands of years. Breeding methods have become increasingly sophisticated — today, not only can scientists can use biotechnology as a tool to accelerate the improvement of these commodities, but they can create entirely new ones.
We’re only just beginning to explore the full spectrum of applications in our food system. Advances in biotechnology have the potential to help protect our environment, feed our ever-growing population and to do so in the face of a future which is significantly impacted by climate change.
But along with these incredible opportunities to transform the way we grow and eat food come big challenges, especially around the adoption and the public perception of some of these technologies.
We're going to unpack some of these opportunities and learn about what the future of food is going to look like.
Join us to dig into the world of cell agriculture! We've called on founders and leaders from the industry to discuss the ANZ landscape, early signals and traction and the possibilities informed by a more sustainable future of food. Panellists: George Peppou, Co-founder & CEO, Vow Dr. Bianca Lê, Director of Cellular Agriculture Australia Matt […]
Do you represent a young, innovative company with a progressive approach to tackling the flaws in our current food system? We will connect you with investors and help you to expand your network, with potential access to investment capital.
Are you an investor looking to broaden your portfolio or wanting to grow your plant-based investments? Learn about the latest developments in the new-food sector and connect with passionate young entrepreneurs who are dedicated to changing the world for the better.
This webinar will review the key insights from the life cycle assessment (LCA) and techno-economic analysis (TEA), calling attention to areas where costs or environmental impacts can be further decreased and where gaps in knowledge still exist. Additionally, the areas of focus for technology development that are likely to be most beneficial in reducing future costs and environmental impacts will be discussed.
Life is complex, nuanced and ambiguous. It's impossible to know everything. But, something that's become very clear over the last few years is that our food system is - by definition - broken. It's inequitable and unevenly distributed. It's inefficient. It is almost certainly contributing negatively to the planetary boundaries that we need to operate within to ensure a better future.
So what can we do about it?
From 3D printed food to future superfoods, agricultural technologies, world hunger solutions and more, our Future Foods program has been designed to explore the exciting opportunities in the future of food.
Explore the challenges facing our global community when it comes to the production, distribution and consumption of food. From emerging technologies in agriculture to food security, test tube steaks, 3D printed desserts.