Transforming our food system
As the climate and biodiversity emergencies accelerate, urgent action to fix our global food system is needed.
The ground-breaking Extinction or Regeneration conference, taking place on May 11 and 12, will bring together experts and stakeholders from around the world to share solutions, including the potential of alternative proteins, in support of food system transformation.
Top trends for 2023
Compassion in World Farming, the event organiser, has identified the top three developments in cultivated meat to watch out for in 2023:
1. Hybrid proteins – including blends of cultivated meat and plant-based protein – are set for significant investment, with a new innovation centre due to open in Singapore in 2023.
2. More commercial players to enter US market following UPSIDE Foods becoming the first cultivated meat company to successfully complete the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)’s pre-market consultation in November 2022.
3. 100 businesses globally are working on cultivated meat – 30 in Europe, a market ripe for expansion, with four of the top 10 countries investing in cultivated meat in this region.
‘Having been dedicated to growing food from cells for over ten years, it is heartening to see major progress for cell cultured meat, milk, and eggs worldwide – the establishment of research institutes, products on store shelves, and active regulatory processes.
‘This year, 2023 could well be a tipping point to accelerate the much-needed move to bring cellular agriculture into the mainstream – for the sake of the climate and food security for future generations. To make this happen, it is vital that those working towards this important goal come together to exchange ideas and expertise, and the Extinction or Regeneration conference is an exciting opportunity to do this.’
Executive director of cellular agriculture research institute, New Harvest
Speakers and solutions
The hybrid Extinction or Regeneration conference is being organised by Compassion in World Farming and a number of other partners.
Held at the QEII Conference Centre in London and online in May 2023, the event will offer individuals, organisations, companies and other experts the opportunity to present solutions across environmental, public health, food business, food policy, conservation, finance and animal welfare concerns.
The conference has attracted world-renowned speakers including author and ecologist Carl Safina; bestselling author and filmmaker Professor Raj Patel; social activist Dr Vandana Shiva; director, Centre for Food Policy, University of London Dr Corinna Hawkes and director of New Harvest, Isha Datar.