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our impact

Our impact

With the world’s population predicted to grow to 10 billion by 2050, demand for protein continues to rise, while resources become more scarce. Protein alternatives produced using plant protein, precision fermentation or cell-cultivating technologies are one important solution contributing to greater food sustainability, public health outcomes and economic opportunity. Here’s what Food Frontier is doing about it.

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Our priorities

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Increasing understanding of alternative proteins: We are focused on strengthening the evidence base on the benefits of alternative proteins, and ensuring those data and insights are accessible to consumers, business leaders, policymakers, media and more.

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Strengthening pathways for engagement across the supply chain: We are delivering valuable insights to farmers interested in diversifying their crops, ingredients makers considering the growing demand for domestically produced protein ingredients, and Australian and New Zealand businesses seeking to bolster their exports, particularly into Asian markets.

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Making the business case for investment: We are providing key insights to both public and private investors, backed by market analysis and our collective knowledge of where the local alt-proteins sector is headed, to ensure funding into high-impact areas.

Our vision

A diverse protein supply that more safely and sustainably feeds our region

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How we move the needle

Driving dialogue with data

Critical research 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
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Theory of change

With the world’s population predicted to grow to 10 billion by 2050, demand for protein continues to rise, requiring a more diverse protein supply to feed growing populations safely and sustainably.

Nutritious, sustainable and satisfying protein alternatives – made from plants, cell-cultivation and precision fermentation – offer new protein choices for consumers and help address major threats to our ecology, economy, and health.

Informed by this overwhelming evidence, Food Frontier works to diversify diets with these protein alternatives. Our impact will be to leave future generations with a world that has less disease, improved food security, a more stable climate, and more wild places.

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


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


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


Food Frontier’s trusted research data and insights assisted us in building our business case to successfully secure state government funding for our plant processing facilities in South Australia–one of the largest for public/private investment in this sector.

Phil McFarlane

Co-Founder & Director

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

Our supporters

We’re grateful for the organisations who share our vision for bringing greater sustainability to our food system and offer generous support for our work, including:

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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