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Today and tomorrow in sustainable and balanced cuisine

The Alimentaria Hub The alternative protein in Catalonia

Tuesday 05, 12:20h - 12:30h | Conference Room Free
05-04-2022 12:20 05-04-2022 12:30 Europe/Madrid Today and tomorrow in sustainable and balanced cuisine

Future food demand, especially meat and protein-rich products, is one of the most worrying aspects in view of population growth figures. In recent decades, the global consumption of animal protein has increased considerably. By 2050, the FAO forecasts a world population of 9 billion and a necessary meat production of 410 million kg per year.

In this sense, the search for new alternative sources of protein to animals and suitable for human consumption, animal consumption as well as to restore the quality of the soil will constitute one of the most relevant avenues of research in the future. These new sources of protein will come both from de novo proteins and from assessments of different by-products, giving a new use to materials that are not currently being used. Therefore, the solution to these great challenges must come from a renewable, sustainable source that is part of a zero waste strategy

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Future food demand, especially meat and protein-rich products, is one of the most worrying aspects in view of population growth figures. In recent decades, the global consumption of animal protein has increased considerably. By 2050, the FAO forecasts a world population of 9 billion and a necessary meat production of 410 million kg per year.

In this sense, the search for new alternative sources of protein to animals and suitable for human consumption, animal consumption as well as to restore the quality of the soil will constitute one of the most relevant avenues of research in the future. These new sources of protein will come both from de novo proteins and from assessments of different by-products, giving a new use to materials that are not currently being used. Therefore, the solution to these great challenges must come from a renewable, sustainable source that is part of a zero waste strategy

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