Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research — Plant Protein Optimization Research

Award Date 
6/2020
Grant Amount 
$250,000
Purpose 
To support research on optimizing plant protein for use in plant-based meat.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigators: Chris Somerville and Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $250,000 over three years to the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to support research on optimizing plant protein for use in plant-based meat. This funding is intended to support protein optimization in chickpeas, led by NuCicer. The project was submitted as part of FFAR’s request for proposals, which we co-funded in April 2020.

This falls within our focus areas of scientific research and represents a match of a similar grant from the farm animal welfare program.