Trendspotting at IFT First 2022: Alt proteins… is it time to under promise and over-deliver?
By Elaine Watson
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So-called ‘alternative proteins’ – from upcycled barley and canola protein to animal-free whey made in fermentation tanks using genetically engineered microbes – were a hot topic at IFT First in Chicago. But with US retail sales of some meat alternatives – a key market for many of these proteins - slowing down, there was also some soul-searching about where we go from here. Best viewed on a laptop.