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Alternative Bio Ingredients

Request Number 160840 | Author Mondelēz International


Develop alternative ingredients that have been sourced to date through naturally grown plants, extensive post-harvest processing or animal derived.


Much of the rise in Veganism has been related to concerns about animal welfare and the environmental impact of intensive animal rearing. Many consumers are changing their acceptance levels of the enabling technologies and continuing to evaluate and adopt the new technologies that this would require​.

Key Success Criteria
  • Commercially scalable
  • Competitive costs to matching ingredients
  • Same or better flavour than animal derived ingredients
  • If claims are to be made on environmental impact, the energy use and waste generation must be an improvement on current rearing methods and end to end costs
Possible Approaches
  • Cultivated proteins
  • Biotechnology
  • Gene expressed protein production/ gene editing techniques
What We Aren't Interested In

Genetic Modification

Preferred Collaboration types

At this stage, we're open to various types of mutually-beneficial partnerships.

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