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Alternative Proteins
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FAIRR’s top news picks

UK's Roadmap to Sustainable Food: Report Recommends Increased Investment in Alternative Proteins by 2030 

Food Matters Live | 30 August 2023

A report from Good Food Institute (GFI) Europe suggests there is an opportunity for the UK to improve its green job prospects, strengthen food security, and maintain its competitive position by making substantial investments in the research and advancement of alternative proteins. The report advises an annual investment of £78 million for research in alternative proteins from 2025 to 2030, which encompasses the expansion of plant-based, precision-fermentation, and cultivated meat sectors. While prior investments have been made in sustainable proteins, the report highlights the potential economic advantages and the need for increased support for plant-based meat products and precision fermentation technology.

Livestock Farms Could Benefit from Big Data for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance, New Study Finds

India EducationDiary | 31 August 2023

In a recent study, the suggestion is made to employ big data analytics on livestock farms to bolster the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This strategy involves harnessing data from farm operations to enhance the monitoring and tracking of AMR, ultimately contributing to efforts to mitigate this widespread health concern. The study emphasises the potential benefits of utilising big data technology for more effective surveillance and management of AMR in the context of livestock farming. Learn more about FAIRR’s work in the AMR space here.

Is a VAT Reduction for Plant-Based Milk in the Pipeline?Vegconomist | 31 August 2023

ProVeg International, GFI Europe, and BALPro are actively pushing for a decrease in the value-added tax (VAT) applied to plant-based milk in Germany. They have engaged with politicians from the SPD, Greens, and FDP parties, seeking their endorsement in the VAT reform discussions. These lawmakers are advocating for a VAT reduction to 7%, mirroring the existing tax rate on conventional animal milk, set to begin in January 2024. However, the "0% for the climate" campaign aims for full VAT exemption on all plant-based foods, including plant milk.

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FAIRR’s Protein Pulse is a weekly collection of news articles related to the food sector that may be of interest to our members. FAIRR does not necessarily endorse the views of these news articles and assumes no responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies found in third-party content.