The world will need to produce more protein, more sustainably, from more sources into the future.
To leverage increasing global demand for high quality protein and create new Australian protein products and ingredients that earn an additional $10 billion in revenue by 2030.
Four surprising proteins on the future menu
With endless possibilities for future foods, protein is changing in some delicious and interesting ways.
The dish on future protein: meet Crispin Howitt
As our Future Protein Mission lead, Crispin Howitt is dishing up a suite of new and improved protein products for the global menu.
Meet Sally Buck: Supercharging the plant-based protein industry
Dr Sally Buck discovered a passion for plant research and is now helping to feed the future.
Plant protein collaboration
A new research collaboration between CSIRO, GrainCorp and v2food will build Australian manufacturing expertise for producing higher value plant protein ingredients.
Roadmap to put uniquely Australian protein on the global menu
Our new roadmap shows how Australia can serve up a wider range of high-quality protein products to feed the world’s growing population and help capture a $13 billion market opportunity for all types of protein.
CSIRO sets beef benchmark for protein production
New research by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has for the first time quantified the contribution Australian beef makes to the protein supply for human nutrition, paving the way to better understand efficiencies across production of other proteins.
The global population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050, fuelling the demand for protein.
As a major producer and exporter of protein, we can capitalise on this demand by capturing high value, high margin export market opportunities. This will build Australia's sovereign manufacturing capability and create new jobs. Australia's food industry is well placed to develop innovative, differentiated protein products that meet consumer trends and changing dietary preferences.
Capturing high-growth global protein markets
- New jobs in agribusiness, food processing and advanced biomanufacturing; new industries for regional Australia
- Development of sovereign manufacturing capability to deliver food security
- Access to growing export markets
- Sustainable use of natural resources; a decreased environmental footprint; and reduction in food and agricultural waste
- Optimised nutrition to meet the needs of the future consumer.
We are on a mission to support innovation and growth for all types of protein.
Adding value to animal protein production in Australia through new and improved food products and animal feeds.
We’re developing science and facilities to turn Australian plant protein crops into new high value products to meet emerging consumer markets.
Building it together
The Future Protein Mission brings together CSIRO with Department of Industry, Science and Resources, Meat & Livestock Australia and the Grains Research & Development Corporation along with industry partners v2food, GrainCorp, The EVERY Company, Wide Open Agriculture and start-ups such as Eden Brew.
The Mission is also working with Food Innovation Australia Limited; Austrade; Victorian, New South Wales and South Australian state governments; Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries; Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; University of Queensland, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of NSW and Edith Cowan University.
We invite others to join us to help Australia grow its protein industry by $10 billion by 2030.