Protein-rich alternatives to meat for a sustainable future
Researchers have developed tasty plant-based foods and drinks that are
both healthy and more environmentally friendly. Could they convince
people to eat less meat?
Our growing appetite for meat is not only harming our health, it’s also
harming the planet. Meat production is currently responsible for around
15 % of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions. As the world’s population
grows, our rate of meat consumption will no longer be sustainable.
increasing world population needs high-quality protein-rich food
sources whose production will focus on human health, environmental
sustainability and increased biodiversity. To address these challenges,
the EU-funded project PROTEIN2FOOD is developing high-quality foods from
protein-rich seed crops and grain legumes. Developed using optimised,
sustainable production and processing methods, these non-meat–based
sources of protein are both nutritious and kinder to the environment.
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