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Deniz Koca. Photo.

Deniz Koca


Deniz Koca. Photo.

Accelerating Protein Diversification for Europe - Policy Brief


  • Deniz Koca

Other contributions

  • Kevin Camphuis
  • Peter Holl
  • Acacia Smith
  • Mari Sandell
  • Nesli Sozer
  • Stella Spanou
  • Jette Feveile Young
  • Kari Tronsmo
  • Mirva Lampinen
  • Emilia Nordlund
  • Anneli Ritala

Summary, in English

The paper outlines a comprehensive set of recommendations, advocating for a systems thinking approach and acknowledging the importance of engaging with the entire food system.
Embracing protein diversification fosters innovation, has the potential to create substantial economic opportunities and position EU Member States at the forefront of rapidly evolving sectors spanning and integrating biotechnology, agriculture, and food processing. The adoption of a comprehensive strategy for protein diversification is not solely an option, but a necessity. It represents a transform- ative shift in how we produce and consume protein, aligning our actions with the imperative to feed a growing population while mitigating the adverse impacts of food production on the environment and human health.


  • Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

Publishing year




Document type



Knowledge & Innovation Center on Food, part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)


  • Food Science
  • Environmental Sciences


  • alternative proteins
  • systems thinking
  • protein diversification