In rich countries there is an increasing consumer interest towards plant-based protein compared to animal ones, due to health and environmental concerns as well as animal welfare. Nowadays, Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), such as greenhouses and vertical farming, are already being used to produce highly nutritious crops with improved functional ingredients (e.g., minerals, vitamins), that are beneficial to human health.Continue reading “Protein plant factories: producing and steering soybean protein content in indoor farming”
Protein transitions: fermentation, cultivated meat and structured meat
This article is written by Fernanda Condi de Godoi, Chemical Engineer, PhD.
The 2020 World Population Data Sheet projects that the world population will increase from 7.8 billion in 2020 to 9.9 billion by 20501. Not only the global population growth but the rising understanding of the inefficiency in protein conversion through livestock meat production2 drives the transition from animal to plant-based protein sources.Continue reading “Protein transitions: fermentation, cultivated meat and structured meat”