Pioneer of meat free, and home to Quorn, Marlow Foods announced plans to make the super protein in Quorn, mycoprotein, available to other food and beverage manufacturers.

Led by a new division, Marlow Ingredients, Marlow mycoprotein will be made available firstly in Europe and then internationally.

The announcement comes as last month's UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Synthesis Report highlighted that urgent action must now be taken, to "secure a liveable future for all".

Marlow Foods' journey began in the 1960s based on one man's vision to protect the world. Lord Rank led what became over 20 years of research into the creation of Marlow mycoprotein.

Marlow mycoprotein is naturally high in protein. It provides all nine essential amino acids, is low in saturated fat and contains several vitamins and minerals. It is also high in fibre, uses 90% less land and water and produces 98% less carbon emissions than equivalent beef products*2.

A recent study from Northumbria University has also found that eating mycoprotein increases healthy gut bacteria and leads to a significant reduction in intestinal genotoxins - which can cause bowel cancer.

Marlow Foods has a long and successful heritage having produced mycoprotein for almost 40 years. The core ingredient in over 100 Quorn branded products, it is also powering the success of Quorn with QSR and foodservice partners including KFC across Europe, Greggs in the UK and Quick restaurants in Belgium.

The launch forms part of Marlow Food's mission to become a net positive business by 2030 and, in that year, provide 8 billion servings of mycoprotein - one for every person on the planet.

*1 IRI 12 All Outlets Value Sales w/e 28.01.23
*2 Quorn's Footprint Comparison Report (The Carbon Trust, 2022)