The German government has allocated €38 million in its 2024 budget to promote plant-based, precision-fermented, and cell-cultivated proteins. The initiative underscores a transformative shift in protein consumption and includes funds for human nutrition, a competence centre, and a stakeholder forum for future proteins, phasing out animal husbandry, and supporting innovative production methods. With a focus on climate and health benefits, this allocation positions Germany as a leader in sustainable protein supply. The recently published BMEL nutrition report reflects changing dietary habits, with 46% consciously limiting meat intake and over half the population purchasing alternative proteins, signalling a growing appetite for sustainable protein options in Germany.

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