Sponsored Satellite Program: What is the Role of Alternative Proteins in Safely, Equitably, and Sustainably Nourishing 9 Billion People by 2050?
Sponsored By: Sight and Life Foundation
This Sponsored Satellite Program was originally presented at NUTRITION 2023.
The population is estimated to reach over 9 billion people by 2050, threatening to exacerbate world hunger and malnutrition. Furthermore, climate change is impacting food security and the livelihoods. The future of food will need to be sustainably and ethically produced to close nutritional gaps and mitigate climate change at an affordable price.
Alternative proteins, defined as any protein source other than conventional livestock, have been positioned as an innovative solution to combat nutritional and environmental challenges. The consumption of alternative protein products and investments in this sector are growing in high-income countries. However, uncertainties remain, including the role of alternative proteins for low- and middle-income countries and implications of a shift to novel alternative protein consumption, especially for malnourished populations.
- Discuss the latest developments across the alternative protein market and draw upon the learnings and implications for low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)
- Evaluate current data and data gaps regarding the safety, nutrition, and sustainability of alternative proteins
- Identify the feasibility of alternative proteins as a sustainable nutritious solution for emerging economies
This Sponsored Satellite Program includes the following presentations:
- Opening Remarks
- Reinstating Protein Malnutrition in the Global Health Agenda Using a Balanced Approach
- Nutrition and Policy Insights to Guide Development of Safe, Affordable, and Diverse Protein Sources for LMIC
- Alternative Protein Foods to Sustainably Address Climate Change and Malnutrition
- Elements Needed for Nutritious, Sustainable, Desirable, Affordable, and Accessible Alternative Protein Products in Emerging Economies: a Focus on Mycoproteins
- Panel Discussion
Chair: Jacquelyn R. Bedsaul, PhD – Sight and Life Foundation
Chair: Klaus Kraemer, PhD – Sight and Life; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Speaker: Ty R. Beal, PhD – GAIN
Speaker: Anna Lartey, PhD – University of Ghana
Speaker: Richard Semba, MD, M.A., M.P.H. – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Speaker: Hannah Theobald, PhD – Quorn Foods
- 1.25 Attendance
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