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Episode 14: Why is there Rapid Expansion in the Alternative Protein Market?

There is a huge global movement of consumers seeking alternative protein options well beyond the vegetarian/vegan niche. While bean burgers and tofu have been popular for decades, the market for novel innovations from nut milks to cellular agriculture is on fire.  This IFTNEXT Food Disruption podcast  brings together experts from three different sectors to discuss the current and future state of the rapidly changing landscape in alternative proteins.  We’ll discuss plant-based, cell-based, and fermentation technologies and explore both the challenges and opportunities to bring new products to market for an increasingly diverse consumer base seeking new alternatives to their diets.


  • Andrew Ive, Founder and GP of Big Idea Ventures and New Protein Fund
  • Lou Cooperhouse, President and CEO of Blue Nalu
  • Julie Mann, Global Protein Program Manager at Ingredion, Inc.


  • Matt Teegarden, IFTNEXT Food Disruption Podcast Host and Nutrition Scientist at Abbott