The Future is an exciting subject and challenging when it comes to decoding the needs and sources given. One of the major questions needed to be answered is ” Will we be able to serve the world in 2050? “ 

1. World Population

According to the United Nations the world population will be more that 2.2 billion people living on the planet in 2050.

This is the main reason that the food availability to feed that population is important, and the new production ways in order to increase the productivity

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2. Food Demand Rise

By 2050 the demand for food will have increased by 32% to 48%.

2. Food Demand Rise

By 2050 the demand for food will have increased by 32% to 48%.

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3. Protein Production

2.5 to 10 Kg of plant protein are required to produce 1Kg of animal protein, depending on the type of meat and the farming method. 

2030 scenarios:

Differences between countries (cultural, regulatory, farming resources, etc.) must also be taken into account. We can imagine that in 2030:

  • In vitro meat will be authorised in some countries (China, Israel, United States) but not all, like GMOs today
  • In one of these countries “traditionally” farmed products will have a “not in vitro” or “natural meat” label to help consumers distinguish between the two
  • In a Scandinavian country, the government will have introduced a taxon red meat to reduce consumption
  • In another European country, the minister for sustainable development will have imposed a red meat ration card, limiting consumption to 500 grams per person per month and every citizen must present the card when buying meat at a supermarket, butchers, restaurant or canteen
  • In Africa, edible insect farms will be developed along with processing tools for flour and food, to improve food safety
  • In Asia, microalgae production on rooftops will develop in major cities. Spirulina noodles served with vegetables or in soups will be sold on streetfood stalls.
  • In Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Australia and New Zealand, we will be able to buy carbon neutral meat

Source: ALIMAVENIR for SIAL 2018

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