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Israel to invest 1.16 mln USD in alternative protein research

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Israel will invest 4 million shekels (1.16 million U.S. dollars)
in research aimed at developing alternative protein as a substitute
for meat, fish, milk, and eggs, the country’s Ministry of
Agriculture and Rural Development said in a statement, Trend reports citing
Xinhua.

The support for the research is part of a strategic plan
recently announced by the ministry and the Ministry of Innovation,
Science and Technology for implementing innovation in Israeli
agriculture, it said.

The support will be provided by both ministries and the
science-based organization Good Food Institute Israel, aimed at
accelerating alternative protein research and innovation.

A total of 14 selected innovative studies will present
scientific and technological solutions in the fields of cultured
meat, plant-based meat replacements, and fermentation.

With population growth, Israel’s need to develop alternative and
available protein sources increases, said the statement.

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