How do alternative proteins have the potential to improve animal lives? Professor Carla Molento started her engagement with cellular animal science from an animal ethics standpoint, which has led to initiatives such as introductory courses, research projects, outreach activities, and powerful partnerships, such as the one between the Federal University of Parana (UFPR) and GFI Brazil. Simultaneously, other relevant initiatives by different actors have evolved, resulting in further academic advancements in the alternative protein field. In this talk, Dr. Molento will highlight recent developments and current discussions regarding the alternative protein landscape in Brazil.
Meet the speaker
Carla Molento, DVM, MSc, PhD
PROFESSOR AND COORDINATOR OF THE ANIMAL SCIENCE LABORATORY
Professor Carla Molento is a researcher in animal welfare science and professor of animal welfare at the Federal University of Parana (UFPR) in Brazil. She joined the university’s Animal Welfare Laboratory upon its founding in 2004. She has also been involved with legislation and norms related to animal protection, serving for six years as the president of the Animal Welfare Commission at the Brazilian Federal Veterinary Medicine Council. She has dedicated part of her research activities to food protein production systems that promote alternatives to animal use.
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