The future supply of animal-derived protein for human consumption

M. Boland, A. Rae, J. Vereijken, M.P.M. Meuwissen, A.R.H. Fischer, M.A.J.S. van Boekel, S.M. Rutherfurd, H. Gruppen, P.J. Moughan, W.H. Hendriks

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The combined effects of population increase and increasing standards of living in developing countries are expected to create a high demand for animal-derived protein by 2050. New initiatives will be required to produce the necessary quantities of high quality protein. We explore a range of initiatives that will help to close this gap. We propose that three simultaneous changes will need to be made to meet future animal-derived protein demand. These are: shifting protein sources up the supply chain; use of plant-based substitutes or extenders for animal-derived protein foods; and use of novel sources for both animal and human nutrition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-73
JournalTrends in Food Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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