The growing plant-based meat market will be discussed at America's largest food technology conference for the first time - showing the impact vegan food is having on food science.
The Institute of Food Technologists [IFT] Conference, which will be held in Las Vegas next week, aims to bring together 'the most creative minds in the science of food—including industry, government, and academia' - to discuss the latest research, innovative solutions and forward thinking topics in food science and technology.
According to Emily Byrd, Senior Communications Specialist at The Good Food Institute (GFI): “For the first time, IFT is putting plant-based meat and clean meat [meat cultured in labs] on the agenda.
"The winds are shifting, and food tech conversations are no longer completely dominated by talk about flavors and preservatives.
"Now, it’s about saving the world.”
Byrd adds: “Good Food Institute senior scientist Dr Liz Specht is convening IFT’s first-ever panel on clean meat, which will give the audience an insider’s perspective on the development of an entirely new food sector.
“Additionally, GFI senior scientist Christie Lagally is giving an interactive talk on the IFT NEXT stage about scaling up plant-based meat production to address the dramatic increase in protein consumption expected by 2050.”
You can find out more about the conference here.