Henry Dimbleby’s National Food Strategy estimates that UK alternative protein manufacturing could create 10,000 new factory jobs and 6,500 farming jobs.
It will also boost productivity and pay. For example, every worker will have an estimated £135,000 gross value added (GVA) compared to £44,000 for workers in agriculture, forestry, and fishing. This will have a knock-on effect to the community at large.
The Department for International Trade has identified that “companies in the North East will be in a prime position to take advantage of the growing demand for plant-based and alternative protein products” as a result of their world-class universities, abundance of land, and manufacturing cluster.
Alternative proteins can therefore provide well-paid jobs to level up key areas of the country.