What is the role of alternative proteins in safely, equitably, and sustainably nourishing 9 billion people by 2050?

The population will likely reach more than 9 billion people by 2050, threatening to exacerbate world hunger and malnutrition. Furthermore, climate change is already impacting food security and livelihoods. The future of food production must safely, equitably, and sustainably close nutritional gaps and mitigate climate change.  

Alternative proteins, defined as any protein-rich food other than conventional livestock, have been positioned as an innovative solution to combat nutritional and environmental challenges. 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 (LMIC) and implications of a shift toward novel alternative protein consumption, especially for malnourished populations.  

This symposium will shed light on the major global developments, opportunities, and challenges across the alternative protein sector regarding nutrition, the environment, business, technology, consumer behavior, including special considerations for LMIC. 

Following this session attendees will be able to: 

  • Discuss the latest developments across the alternative protein market and draw upon the global learnings and implications for LMIC 
  • Evaluate current policies and data gaps regarding the safety, nutrition, and sustainability of alternative proteins 
  • Identify the feasibility of alternative proteins as a solution for emerging economies 

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23rd July 2023

6:30 am EDT onwards


Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA, USA. Room: CONSTITUTION B (2nd floor)


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