Why choose products made from plant-based proteins?
As tasty and nutritious as meat may be, if global demand continues to grow, we will run out of agricultural space and the environment will be overwhelmed. Products made from plant-based proteins are a sustainable alternative and can be incorporated into a healthy and balanced diet.
Global meat consumption by 2050
It is estimated that there will be 9 billion people on earth by 2050. As the world population increases, so will the number of growing economies, and consequently, more and more people will be able to afford meat. If all these people start eating meat according to western standards, in 2050 we would need at least two Earths to meet their requirements. So, plant-based alternatives for animal proteins are critical.
If we do nothing:
- the global demand for meat will be millions of tons higher than it is now;
- 76% more meat will be eaten in 2050 than in 2007.
3x better for the world
Less meat and more plant-based products is better for the world in three ways:
Better for animal welfare
Better for human health
Better for nature and the environment