GIANT LEAPS at the 36th EFFoST International Conference
The project coordinator, Dr. Paul Vos from Wageningen University & Research, presented GIANT LEAPS' efforts towards promoting healthy and sustainable future diets by filling knowledge gaps on alternative proteins. The shift in our dietary patterns is crucial in reducing the environmental impact of our food system and promoting the well-being of people, animals, and the planet. The GIANT LEAPS project aims to accelerate this dietary transition by delivering strategic innovations, methodologies, and open-access datasets, in line with the Farm-to-Fork strategy and the European Green Deal's goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
Additionally, other projects related to alternative proteins, such as NextGenProteins, PROFUTURE Project, SUSINCHAIN, SMART PROTEIN, U-Protein, and ValPro Path, also shared their results during the Special session.
The European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) annually organizes a prestigious academic food science and technology conference. This conference serves as an important platform for food professionals to exchange knowledge and technology while fostering connections and collaborations between food scientists and technologists.
This year's EFFoST2022 conference, themed "Shaping the Production of Sustainable, Healthy Foods for the Future" was held in the city of Dublin, Ireland from 7-9 November 2022. More than 700 delegates from around the world attended EFFoST2022. Renowned researchers, scientists, policymakers, professionals, and students from multidisciplinary food-related fields participated and shared the latest developments. The conference featured over 25 sessions, 10 plenary talks, 200 expert talks, 400+ poster presentations, working group meetings, as well as Special sessions highlighting EU projects and associations in addition to the official scientific program.