Given the strong and persistent growth in alternative protein production, the industry has a pressing need for a trained workforce. Technical colleges should establish programs to help train the next generation of alternative protein workforces and build a talent pipeline for the industry.
A number of cellular processes occurring after slaughter are known to affect the quality and sensory properties of conventional meat. Cultivated meat will offer unprecedented control over these parameters and therefore over the quality of the final product, but it is critical to understand exactly how post-harvest processes for cultivated meat can or should differ from post-slaughter processes in conventional meat. This research can enable subsequent innovations in bioprocess design, media formulation, cell line development, or harvesting techniques to confer consistently high levels of meat quality from cultivated meat processes.
This international scientific conference will present the latest research insights and findings related to plant-based protein production.
The fourth and final program of the series will highlight the potential and the challenges of cell-based approaches to meat and fish alternatives from experts in the field and industry.
The Science of Alt. Protein: Developing optimized media for cultivated meat production with Dr. David Block
Join Dr. David Block, Professor at the University of California, Davis, on February 24th for a review of his GFI-funded research project on the application of optimization tools to achieve low-cost cultivated meat production.