Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, virtual event

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The Future of Food: Are food businesses on track to deliver a sustainable protein system by 2040?

Tuesday, 19 November 13.30 – 15.00, Food Matters Summit catering area


Over the last four years the scale of attention to protein has increased rapidly - from the latest insights released by the World Resources Institute in 2018 to those from the EAT-Lancet Commission and the Food and Land Use Coalition in 2019, this research highlights the need for a dramatic shift toward plant-based diets in Western diets, and the need to address the sustainability of meat and dairy production. And protein has hit public consciousness over the last 18 months, from excitement around innovative alternative protein sources, innovations in animal feed such as insects, a public debate raging around the future of meat in our diets, and a renewed focus on the role of our food system in the climate challenge.

In all this noise, Forum for the Future – convener of the multi-stakeholder collaboration “Protein Challenge 2040” - is launching a report that cuts through the hype to understand: will all the action add up to a big enough change to meet our global challenges? Are businesses ready to deliver a sustainable protein system and what action is needed to make this transformation happen?

Drop in to talk to the authors of the report, learn about the Protein Challenge 2040 and understand the current ‘State of the Market’, based on the public commitments of 132 of the largest and most influential businesses globally that interact with protein - across retailers, food service and restaurants, food and ingredient manufacturers, meat and dairy producers and feed & feed ingredient producers.

Follow signs to the Summit Catering Area and just ‘drop in’ any time between 13:30-15:00 on Tuesday 19th November.

Read the report here.