2024 Conference Session

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About the Session

Our food system faces immense challenges – sustainability concerns, resource limitations, and a growing global population. But what if plants held the key to a more secure and sustainable food future? Molecular farming offers a groundbreaking approach, transforming plants into biofactories for innovative food ingredients. It uses genetic engineering to equip plants with the ability to produce specific food proteins. Imagine plants producing dairy proteins like casein and whey, or replicating the heme molecule found in meat, all without relying on animal agriculture. This technology holds promise for reducing environmental impact associated with animal farming, like greenhouse gas emissions and land use, creating more realistic and nutritious plant-based meat alternatives, addressing the growing demand for sustainable protein sources, and even developing plants with added nutritional value or health benefits, like vitamins or essential amino acids. But molecular farming extends beyond meat substitutes. Imagine plants producing valuable food additives like enzymes or flavors, or even creating hypoallergenic alternatives to common allergens found in foods like milk or eggs. By harnessing the power of plants, we can create a future with abundant, nutritious, and environmentally friendly food for everyone.

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The Future of Protein Production Amsterdam!

Europe's Meeting Place For Alternative Protein Production Solutions

October 23 - 24 2024 | RAI Amsterdam
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