Developing new sources of protein

Will there be not enough to meat for the world's population? Or will we succeed in meeting the fast-growing demand?

An adult woman needs approximately 53g of protein per day, and a man 66g. As standards of living rise, the demand for high-quality animal protein increases. How can we produce enough protein for all the world's population? With fields of seaweed? Can duckweed serve as a protein-rich alternative feed for livestock?

Keeping up with the increasing demand will require the development of new sources of protein. Traditional meat production is very intensive in terms of space and natural resources. Alternative, sustainable proteins can be part of the solution. Visionary researchers at Wageningen UR are pursuing the new knowledge that will make viable production of alternative proteins possible.