What Is "The Alt Protein Project"?
The Good Food Institute (GFI) is an international nonprofit reimagining meat production. The Alt Protein Project is a global student movement initiated by GFI that is dedicated to turning universities into engines for alternative protein education, research, and innovation. Students are the driving force behind the Alt Protein Project, which is building momentum at universities around the world.
What Are Alternative Proteins?
GFI defines alternative proteins as meat, egg, or dairy products that are plant-based, fermentation-derived, or cultivated. They enable a food system that provides people with the foods they love — just produced without conventional animal agriculture.
Using plant ingredients to mimic and develop novel meat, dairy, and egg products.
Growing microorganisms to produce biomass (often fungi) and functional food ingredients like proteins, flavors, fats, and more!
The Davis Alt Protein Project Objectives
1) Create and support alternative protein courses, tracks and programs.
Develop undergraduate and graduate level courses
Create university alternative protein tracks and programs
Identify research and internship opportunities
2) Organize events that generate awareness and propel innovation.
Host guest speakers from academia and industry
Arrange industry tours, tastings, and networking opportunities
Collaborate with other students groups and academic departments
3) Build a fun, fulfilling and inclusive community for students and researchers.
Host potlucks, tastings, and other gatherings
Provide academic and career mentorship
Build community and establish relationships with industry