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A growing population calls for sustainable protein

07 October 2019

Our global population is increasing and is expected to reach 10 billion people by 2050. Higher quantities of food, particularly those rich in protein, will need to be produced to feed the growing population. However, producing higher quantities of food alone isn’t enough. Instead, food needs to be produced sustainably, including protein, to reduce its negative impact on the environment.

3F BIO is a biotechnology company that addresses the global need for sustainable high-quality protein. They produce high-quality food-grade protein (ABUNDA®) from alternative sources that is both environmentally and economically sustainable.

In this video, CEO of 3F BIO Jim Laird recognises the increasing demand for protein and discusses the transition towards alternative proteins from traditional meat from livestock.

 

“Protein is a massive, increasing market [and] it’s one of the crises of our time…We cannot continue to eat meat from livestock at the rate we have done. So, I think there is a disruption coming in the protein market.”

3F BIO are part of EIT Food’s startup community. EIT Food supports startups at every stage of their development: from ideas to global expansion. Check out how EIT Food can support your startup here.

If you want to know more about sustainably feeding the population by 2050 read the blog article here.

Laura Elphick

About The Author: Laura Elphick

Laura Elphick is a Communications and Events Assistant at EIT Food. She holds a First-Class Bachelor’s Degree in Consumer Behaviour and Marketing and is passionate about promoting a sustainable food environment to consumers.

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