The power of microbes in food and feed

NCIMB’s Chief executive Dr Edward Green is heading to Teeside on Wednesday 1 May for the Pioneer Presents event: Planetary Health – Sustainable Food Systems of the Future.

More sustainable food systems are urgently required if we are to feed the growing global population whilst effectively tackling climate change, preserving biodiversity and safeguarding the environment.

The event will bring together experts in this area with sessions on:

  • Sustainable novel and alternative sources for nutritious desirable food” and
  • Reducing the climate impact of food production.

Dr Edward Green will presenting on the topic of the power of microbes in food and feed.

Microorganisms have long played a vital role in food production, but there is so much more scope for using them to build a healthier and more sustainable future. NCIMB’s microbial culture collection holds thousands of strains that could be used in agricultures and for the production of of protein, enzymes, therapeutics, food and feed products. Our vision is to leverage our microbial platform to build new business opportunities for renewable and sustainable products that address global challenges with huge societal impact including:

  • Net zero
  • Food & energy security
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Sustainable farming
  • Environmental pollution.

Commenting on the event, Dr Green said: “We are incredibly lucky that somebody had the foresight to establish our collection of industrial, food and marine bacteria more than 70 years ago. The collection has expanded to include more than 10,000 strains and its our responsibility to ensure that its now used to its full potential to address these global challenges”.

If you would like to know more about NCIMB’s unique microbial culture collection visit our culture collection pages or contact us using the form below.

The collection has expanded to include more than 10,000 strains and its our responsibility to ensure that its now used to its full potential to address these global challenges

Dr Edward Green