The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report projects meat consumption to increase by 14% by 2029, while calling for actions to ramp up the sustainability of the current food system. In their latest publication, a mention is given to sustainable protein alternatives development, including cultured meat and fish.
Considering that food systems account for 25% of greenhouse gas emissions, 70% of all freshwater use and 50% of all habitable land use (where animal farming is responsible for a big chunk of such bad results for the sector), it is time that we find solutions to meet current and future consumers demand in a more sustainable and ethical way.
A new generation of entrepreneurs have started to leverage breakthrough science, technology, and innovation applied to the food sector, aiming to advance towards a more sustainable and healthy future for food. This event showcases some of these brilliant innovations from the Nordics and Baltics.
IPCC Sixth Assessment Report - Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. (2022). https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg2/