Ensuring sustainable production of alternative proteins such as insects and plants
Protein is a key part of the human diet and essential for good health. The main source of dietary protein typically comes from livestock products. Livestock based protein products are associated with negative environmental impacts. These impacts include high greenhouse gas emissions and water demand. There is, therefore, an increasing demand for alternative protein sources. Alternative protein sources include traditional plant-based proteins and novel insect proteins.
Insect protein is a new interesting area but has many challenges associated with its use. There are regulatory and production challenges with use of insect protein. Insect protein is of interest for use in feed for fish, poultry, pigs and pets, as well as direct human consumption.
ADAS helps companies overcome the challenges of switching to alternative proteins. We provide advice on areas including: sustainable sourcing, environmental impact and practical implementation.
We can help your organisation develop and implement practical strategies in producing and sourcing alternative proteins, see our key services here.