Future protein

Australia could be a leading supplier of sustainably manufactured products across a range of industries by expanding its local precision fermentation capabilities.

A picture of an Aboriginal woman's hands holding out 4 witjuti grubs (caterpillars)

New collaborations and First Nations co-developed initiatives can unlock the potential of the edible insect industry in Australia.

Bag with lupin beans

Harnessing the power of protein from lupin has been a decades-long process, but it’s finally seeing the light.

Robot hand decorating sweet cupcake with fresh cherry

In 20 years, will we swap beef for crickets, 3-D print food, or grow our leafy greens on vertical farms in our cities? And what will changes in our diet mean for Australia’s agrifood sector?

Fisherman with a pompano fish.

To meet growing consumer demand, CSIRO researchers are on the hunt for healthy and affordable protein sources from white flesh fish.

A selection of food

A growing population, resource constraints and the ‘flexitarian’ movement mean we need value-added premium protein sources to complement animal-derived protein production.