’Future of Protein Summit’ to accelerate transformation of food system

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The summit also aims to position India as a hub for global innovation and talent in the sector

With an aim of bringing together the key stakeholders in business, innovation, scientific research and policy to transform how the food is prepared, the Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Humane Society International/India and the Good Food Institute India will be jointly organizing The Future of Protein Summit in Delhi on November 11-12.

The summit also aims to position India as a hub for global innovation and talent in the sector, stemming from GFI-India’s research partnerships with institutions like Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) to set up a Centre of Excellence for Cellular Agriculture and the funding news for CCMB, for conducting research into cultivated meat.

The food system is currently grappling with monumental challenges that require urgent intervention. In India, malnutrition and farmers’ incomes are vital issues along with the risk of greenhouse gas emissions and water shortages from rising industrial animal agriculture. In order to sustainably feed a billion plus Indians, it is imperative to focus on innovative solutions to these challenges.

The endeavour is to re-imagine protein to build a food system of the future that is sustainable, healthy and just.

The Department of Biotechnology (which granted Rs 4.6 crores to Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)), and NITI Aayog (the government’s premier policy think tank) will be in attendance, along with AGNIi (the national initiative by the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India that supports innovation in the country) and investors, entrepreneurs, academicians and food corporations.

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