Artificial meats and alternative proteins

Webinar series — Feeding a carbon neutral world

Event details

Wednesday 23 March 2022

12 – 1pm AEDT


Professor Paul Wood AO FTSE
Professor Michelle Colgrave


Professor John Dixon FTSE
Professor Snow Barlow FTSE

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WEBINAR — Agriculture & Food Forum Series

Feeding a carbon neutral world:
Artificial meats and alternative proteins

Wednesday 23 March
12.00-1.00pm AEDT

As the global population surges past eight billion and becomes increasingly wealthy its demand for animal protein grows exponentially – particularly for red meat and dairy products. How can these consumer needs be fully met in a carbon neutral world?

In response to the growing demand for protein, technologists have been searching for ways to support traditional industries or create new industries. They are exploring cost-effective, resource-efficient and environmentally-friendly protein technologies and solutions. This webinar will host a discussion with leading scientists Dr Paul Wood and Prof Michelle Colgrave about the future of ruminant protein and the alternatives that are increasingly finding their way to the global marketplace.

> Also see the first webinar in this series:
Feeding a carbon neutral world — Implications of escalating input costs for Australian Farms


Dr Paul Wood SQUARE
Professor Paul Wood AO FTSE

Professor Paul Wood AO has led R&D teams from CSIRO, CSL and Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis) and was Deputy-Director of the Vaccine Technology CRC.  He brought several innovative products to the market, receiving recognition for his work to invent a new diagnostic test for Tuberculosis, including the CSIROMedal, the Clunies Ross award and made an Officer in the Order of Australia.  Paul isthe Chairof the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines and an Insect farming start-up, on the Boards of Dairy Australia and ATSE andcurrently an Adjunct Professor at Monash University. 

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Professor Michelle Colgrave

Michelle Colgrave is a Professor of Food and Agricultural Proteomics, and chief investigator on the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Innovations in Peptide and Protein Science. Her research interests include the application of proteomics, the study of proteins using mass spectrometry, to agriculture and food science to the benefit of human health. Professor Michelle Colgrave is the Leader of CSIRO’s Future Protein Mission. The Future Protein Mission is centred on principles of sustainable growth delivering high quality, affordable and nutritionally optimised protein for Australia. It will develop protein-based industries (including traditional protein, plant-based protein, insect and microbial protein) along the value chain from production to the customer, delivering premium protein ingredients and products, addressing the rapid growth of the protein-based sector. 


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Professor Snow Barlow FTSE

Chair of the ATSE Agriculture Forum

Snow Barlow is Professor of Viticulture and Horticulture at the University of Melbourne. He has been intimately involved in climate change research and policy within agricultural and food sector for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Australian delegation to the Conference of Parties in Kyoto (COP 3) that resulted in the Kyoto Protocol. Subsequently he chaired the Expert Advisory Panel of the Department of Agriculture’s Filling the Research Gap and Action on the Ground Carbon Farming Futures RDE programs.

As President of Science and Technology Australia, he was a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, engineering and innovation Council chairing the development of 2 influential PMSEIC reports.

He is an ATSE Fellow and in 2009 he was awarded the ‘Australian Medal of Agricultural Science’. Snow currently chairs the ATSE Agriculture Forum and is a Commissioner of the NSW Independent Planning Commission.

Professor John Dixon

Chair of the ACT Division

John Dixon is recognised internationally as a leading advocate of international agricultural research and its benefits to developing country farmers, as well as to Australia. For four decades he has worked in the field helping smallholder farmers increase their productivity, quality and sustainability through farming systems research and development, sustainable intensification and diversification and innovation systems, and at the same time being instrumental in policy changes at the highest levels of global agricultural institutions.