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Feeding the world without eating our future

Updated: Feb 2, 2022

12/01/22 - As the world’s population tracks towards 10 billion people by 2050 it’s estimated we’ll need to source around 70 per cent more food from the same amount of land. That means finding sustainable, nutritious sources of food including protein, the building block of life.

Edith Cowan University is a key player in an important effort to identify and capitalise on more sustainable and diverse sources of protein to help feed the world.

Professor of Food and Agriculture Michelle Colgrave, from ECU’s School of Science and Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is joining forces with other universities, government and industry partners in the Future Protein Mission.

“Led by CSIRO, the Future Protein Mission aims to leverage this increased world demand for high-quality sources of protein by creating new Australian protein products and ingredients,” she said.

“Through implementation of innovative research and development, we expect the Mission will assist Australian food producers, growers and processors to earn an additional $10 billion in revenue by 2030.

“Through this partnership and our innovative research agenda, the Mission will build expertise while creating new jobs in the food and agriculture industry here in Australia.”

Professor Colgrave said changing dietary preferences include the modern health and welfare conscious consumer who are making more values-based decisions on what they eat as part of their diets.

Article taken from ECU Newsroom. Read the full article Here



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