Most plant based meat analogues currently on the market use proteins from soya, pea and wheat. In his presentation, Van der Groot will explain why these crops are so successful in these applications. To make new crops equally successful, new fractionation processes need to be developed. According to Van der Groot, it is also necessary to rethink the entire supply chain from raw material to final product in order to make more crops suitable for use in meat analogues.
The Protein Transition Conference is organised by Jakajima and will focus on technological, but also social and legal aspects of, among others, plant based meat replacements and cultured meat.
More information can be found on the conference website.