Lab meat, plant proteins and insects: Which alternative proteins will feed the world?

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The quest for alternatives to animal-derived proteins has led to a huge amount of innovation - some proteins are already thriving on the market and others have some way to go. FoodNavigator looks at the latest trends at IFT.

A growing population means the planet will need to produce about 70% more food by the middle of the century - without expanding the land area dedicated to agriculture. What are the options for protein production that don't rely on energy-, water- and land-intensive meat and dairy?

FoodNavigator was in Chicago spotting the latest trends in alternative proteins.

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Comments (2)

Don Mclellan - 15 Jul 2015 | 06:38

New proteins

AFC Yeast of Australia has international patents granted and pending for a process that has the ability to produce very large volumes of a vegetable protein derived from yeast. This yeast is a bi-product of the process so cost is comparatively inexpensive. This could be produced in most countries

15-Jul-2015 at 06:38 GMT

Gerhard Pierer, organic farmer - 14 Jul 2015 | 08:54

No problem tpo feed 10 Billion of people and more on the planet

if organic farming goes along - because it does not destroy the soil. if less land is needed for commericial buildings or the roof of the buildings must be used to grow crops on it, if people eat less animal food. To feed animals 10 times more farmland is needed as to grow same calorific value as plants for humans, if organic soja together with other organic plantfood will be used to process products which look likke meat, taste like meat and that this prodicets replace animal food, if people learn that more people on the planet needs more adaptation in lifestyle, nutrition diet, living space, transportsystems, workingspace, workingmethods, communication systems, holiday places, entertainment, regeneration methods, public health, a.s.o.

14-Jul-2015 at 20:54 GMT

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