As meat consumption rises, its impact on the environment, human health, and animal welfare become of increasing concern. This is the focus of our Food Shapers Future of Proteins book, that investigates protein source diversification as a potential measure to combat the negative effects associated with industrialized meat production and over-consumption. It also looks into the potential barriers to a pivot in preferred protein sources and how these barriers can potentially be overcome.
Just starting from its research on the future of proteins, Future Food Network is now promoting the “European Plant-based Protein Awards” call for startups by Le Village by CA North of France. The contest aims to involve innovative ideas and projects that are already based on the future of proteins and the plant-based proteins themes as well as other subjects with expertise in these matters.
European Plant-based protein Awards for startups start from an assumption: relying mainly on the production of animal protein to meet an ever-increasing food demand is out of reach for our planet. It is, therefore, critical to strike a better balance between animal proteins and plant-based proteins in people’s diets all over the world. Innovation is essential to speed up the agri-food transition connected with the necessary human diet flexitarian transition: plant-based proteins will play a pivotal role to face today health, climate change, and biodiversity challenges.
The European Plant-based protein Awards will highlight promising entrepreneurs who are breaking new ground in the field of plant-based proteins and help them to boost companies development with the support of the Village by the CA first-class innovation ecosystem.
- Consumer impact
- High-protein food
- Process and digital
Illustration Photo: Moringa leaves contain beta-carotene, Vitamin C, protein, iron, and potassium. It also contains Vitamins A and B. (credits: WILL POWER / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))