[Session Recording] Deep Dive 3: Alternative Proteins to Meet the Growing Demand

Event: Asia-Pacific Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2022: Battling Climate Change and Transforming Agri-food Systems

[Session Recording] Deep Dive 3: Alternative Proteins to Meet the Growing Demand

23 March 2022

With the pace of global population growth and improvement of dietary habits in emerging countries, protein supply requirements in 2050 will be twice as much as they were in 2005. As a result, the supply of protein will be insufficient as early as 2030. Alternative protein sources – such as plant-based, microbial-based and edible insects – are “eco-friendly” protein sources, offering potential solutions to the global problem of food shortage, over-farming, and depletion of natural resources. Discussions highlight issues related to expanding the consumption of alternative protein sources including consumer acceptance, food allergies, nutritional balance, cost and availability, and relevant regulations.

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