Discussion: What will we feed animals in the future?

Sensemaking / Discussion: What will we feed animals in the future?

As part of The Protein Challenge 2040, we are identifying the key barriers to scale for innovative and sustainable sources of feed and launching solutions to overcome these barriers

By Ivana Gazibara / 18 Apr 2016

Currently, around 75% of the global soy crop is fed to cattle, and the world’s oceans are being unsustainably plundered in order to feed farmed fish. As well as exacerbating the pressure on food supplies, this over-reliance on soy and fishmeal also drives deforestation and species loss globally. Not to mention that feed production and processing alone accounts for approximately 45% of the total GHG emissions of livestock production.

As part of The Protein Challenge 2040, we are identifying the key barriers to scale for innovative and sustainable sources of feed like insectsyeast, algae, and methane. We want to launch solutions to overcoming many of these barriers.

What do you think are the most promising alternatives for feeding animals in the future?

We will be bringing the The Protein Challenge 2040 stakeholder community together around feed innovation, via a series of digital and in-person events. If you’d like to find out more, contact Ivana Gazibara.

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