May 13, 2018

2018 Innovate Conference - Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 Innovate Conference. This year’s conference will be held on September 9-11 at the Château Élan Winery & Resort in Braselton, GA. 

The focus of this conference is Influencing the Future of Animal-Sourced Foods. 

Presentation topics will include: 

Session I: The Human Response to Animal-Sourced Foods

Nutritional value of animal-sourced foods
Understanding how taste buds control our appetite for animal-sourced foods
Allergies associated with milk proteins
Changes to the human immune system after tick bites (alpha-gal)
Alpha-gal allergies, beyond meat    

Session II: Innovative Methods of Cooking/Preparing High Quality Animal-Sourced Proteins

Alternative sources of animal proteins
Invasive and unique species use and prep
Edible insects as alternative sources of animal protein    

Session III: The Future of Animal-Sourced Foods in the American Diet

The dilemma of alternative protein
Affordability of natural meat product
Will negative press influence the future of animal-sourced proteins
Will in vitro produced animal protein replace livestock production in the US   

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