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The future
of food

We help leaders in Australia & New Zealand to understand emerging alternative protein industries and unlock their benefits.

The benefits of alt proteins

Plant based meat, cultivated meat and precision fermentation products offer important benefits to help feed growing populations safely and sustainably.

Health

Aussies and Kiwis are eating nearly double the amount of red meat recommended by dietary guidelines. While nothing beats whole foods like veggies, grains and legumes, experts have said people should increase their consumption of plant protein, and that plant based meats can be familiar, accessible and tasty alternatives for those seeking to reduce their meat consumption.

Environment

Our food system is the greatest source of greenhouse gasses following fossil fuels, with our current protein production contributing the majority of GHGs. Plant based and other protein products produced in new ways contribute to food sustainability. These meat alternatives have a smaller carbon footprint, require less water and land, and can help us maintain precious ecosystems.

Food security

To feed 10 billion people by 2050 amidst increasing demand for protein, we need to be able to produce more food, with fewer resources. Alternative proteins made using plant protein, precision fermentation or cell-cultivating technologies are part of the solution. Increasing our production of these foods supports economic innovation, growth and resilience through value-adding and job creation in urban and regional communities.

The future of food is in our hands

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How we move the needle

Driving dialogue with data

Critical research and thought leadership to drive informed, widespread engagement

Supporting food producers

Advice, introductions and resources for companies, start-ups and farmers

Advising policymakers

Insights for governments and peak bodies to inform policy decisions

What we offer

We offer insights & data

Our work is focused on reviewing, producing, collating, and serving up research that highlights the major economic, environmental and health benefits of alternative proteins. Where there are gaps in that research in our region, we’ll seek to address them through our own projects, or support and connections for others.

We lift insights and key data points from research to help people better understand what alternative proteins have to offer, whether through the launch of our own evidence-based research reports, hosting forums to spotlight experts, engaging with media, or sharing directly through our digital channels and event presentations.

We support businesses

We facilitate collaboration, coordination, learning and shared problem-solving amongst the young and emerging alternative proteins industry. Our knowledge and networks stretch across the supply chain, enabling us to bring value to the industry and beyond through our direct engagements, group forums and the Alternative Proteins Council (APC).

We also plug into the food sector more broadly, attending and hosting conferences, giving informative presentations, engaging in robust conversations and building network connections. This broader integration enables us to build wider understanding, interest and investment in alternative proteins.

We highlight what’s new

Every day, there are news headlines around the world highlighting new funding for alternative proteins companies, product launches and partnerships, infrastructure projects and research underway. We keep on top of these developments and serve them up via our News page, social channels and monthly newsletter.

Our understanding of how these breakthroughs and announcements tie together informs how we approach and develop new research, our collaborations across the ecosystem and the programming we create for closed-door industry meetings and our AltProteins Conference alike. The industry is moving fast, and we know the importance of keeping others informed.

What we offer

We offer insights & data

Our work is focused on reviewing, producing, collating, and serving up research that highlights the major economic, environmental and health benefits of alternative proteins. Where there are gaps in that research in our region, we’ll seek to address them through our own projects, or support and connections for others.

We lift insights and key data points from research to help people better understand what alternative proteins have to offer, whether through the launch of our own evidence-based research reports, hosting forums to spotlight experts, engaging with media, or sharing directly through our digital channels and event presentations.

We support businesses

We facilitate collaboration, coordination, learning and shared problem-solving amongst the young and emerging alternative proteins industry. Our knowledge and networks stretch across the supply chain, enabling us to bring value to the industry and beyond through our direct engagements, group forums and the Alternative Proteins Council (APC).

We also plug into the food sector more broadly, attending and hosting conferences, giving informative presentations, engaging in robust conversations and building network connections. This broader integration enables us to build wider understanding, interest and investment in alternative proteins.

We highlight what’s new

Every day, there are news headlines around the world highlighting new funding for alternative proteins companies, product launches and partnerships, infrastructure projects and research underway. We keep on top of these developments and serve them up via our News page, social channels and monthly newsletter.

Our understanding of how these breakthroughs and announcements tie together informs how we approach and develop new research, our collaborations across the ecosystem and the programming we create for closed-door industry meetings and our AltProteins Conference alike. The industry is moving fast, and we know the importance of keeping others informed.

We’ve supported Food Frontier from its early days and continue to be impressed by the team’s disciplined, sophisticated and highly strategic approach, which has achieved exponential influence for an organisation of their size. We could not be prouder to continue our support of their work to accelerate essential progress towards making our food systems safer, and more sustainable.

Nick Chadwick

Head

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Food Frontier really helped us when we were establishing our plant-based start-up Eighth Day Foods. We are using a novel ingredient, and Food Frontier’s comprehensive and accurate resources helped us learn about how to market our product. They also made introductions to the people we needed for capital raising and industry connections, and were very enthusiastic about our success.

Jen Drew

Founder

Had it not been for a conversation with Food Frontier, I'd likely still be in fintech – but Food Frontier inspired me to start All G. We’ve built an amazing team reimaging meat and dairy using plant proteins and precision fermentation, and are well on our way with our Series A raise - already securing $25 million in investment with more announcements to come. Together we are designing a sustainable food future, by creating alternative proteins in dairy and meat categories. Thank you Food Frontier for your independence, your research, insights and connections – your leadership is gold!

Jan Pacas

CEO

Food Frontier’s trusted research data and insights assisted us in building our business case to successfully secure $378 million for our plant processing facilities in South Australia – including $178 million in public investment across both federal and state governments. Keep up the good work Food Frontier!

Phil McFarlane

Co-Founder & Director

A big congratulations to Jane and Thomas for making the Top 100 Innovators list! It is well deserved and great recognition of your leadership in this exciting space.

Anne-Maree Weston

Head of Agribusiness and Food Centre of Excellence

As the plant-based landscape continues to evolve at great speed, Food Frontier plays a pivotal role. They bring together a wide range of stakeholders to facilitate discussions that help us address shared challenges, and enable us to grow together to create a sustainable plant-based industry here in Australia.

Andrew May

Chief Growth Officer

Want to learn more about the protein alternatives industry?

Download our AU and NZ alt-proteins industry directory, or get in touch with our Head of Industry Engagement today.

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Our work towards a sustainable, safe and diversified protein supply is furthered through the collective impact of our collaborators, including:

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