Australians are good at producing beef and should continue to do so. Adding a focus on alternative protein, setting our sights early on taking advantage of our agricultural science and supporting it with significant investment to develop the products, services and supply chains will enable Australia to get ahead of the curve of opportunity.
More than 12 per cent of the Australian population are already vegetarians. The global alternative protein market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.5 per cent from 2019 to reach US$17.9 billion by 2025.
Consider growing Youlk, with its crisp apple-like texture, golden potato colour and hints of
carrot and sweet eucalypt flavour, it makes a tasty ingredient for
salads, stews, pies, gratin, cakes and other dishes — or simply roasted,
baked or fried with a little butter and salt. Well adapted to the WA environment, this plant can thrive under dry
conditions in nutrient-poor, sandy soils. However, for best results in a
backyard garden, grow your Youlk in full sun or part shade, in loamy
soil, and water generously during Summer. To learn more about Youlk and other bushfoods go to www.tuckerbush.com.au