GRAIN industry groups are calling on the Australia Government to work with businesses to maximise the opportunities for the plant-protein sector to grow.
The call follows the release of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee report: Don’t mince words: definitions of meat and other animal products.
The report included recommendations that the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, in partnership with the CSIRO, should examine measures to strengthen the plant-based protein product sector’s capacity to source its products from Australian growers.
It also recommended this approach to support investment opportunities into the product sector’s manufacturing infrastructure, to foster competitiveness and market opportunities on the international market.
Grain Producers Australia (GPA) chair and Western Australia producer Barry Large, said Australian farmers and researchers were working to produce high-quality and high-yielding plant proteins.