The Future Proteins Platform: an innovation challenge project
Protein is essential for the body’s growth and repair, and for maintaining good health. The trouble is, large swathes of the global population lack access to high-quality protein sources.
Lead researcher: Professor Andrew Salter
Different foods contain different amounts of amino acids – the building blocks of proteins. Our aim is to explore these different sources to provide the most nutrient-rich diets possible to populations in all corners of the globe.
Protein is an essential component of the human diet and, within the poorest global populations –particularly sub-Saharan Africa and parts of South Asia – deficiency of high-quality protein still represents a significant nutritional problem. This project will evaluate novel plant and non-plant protein sources and develop variants most suitable for animal feeds and/or human consumption.