Unlocking the Alternative Protein Market at EAT Forum

EAT-Forum 2019 – Climate-KIC and Forum for the Future Side Event

Tuesday 11 June, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Annexet and Quality Hotel Globe, Venus room, Reception Level
Arenaslingen 7, 121 77 Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden

The EAT-Lancet report brings to life the need for a rapid shift in diets and in agricultural practices. The access to sustainable alternative proteins will be a key driver of human and planetary health when we are to feed ten billion people in the future. 

On 11 June through 13 June, the brightest minds of the food system transformation movement join for the sixth annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum. The Forum is organized by the science-based global platform for food system transformation, EAT-Foundation, who is the organisation behind the EAT Lancet Commission and their report on healthy diets from sustainable food systems: Food, Planet, Health.

An untapped potential for green growth 

A shift towards a new food paradigm is needed. “Currently, three quarters of arable land is exploited to produce soy for export ending up as feed stock for meat production. Despite the substantial allocation of farmland for production of protein for feed, meat and dairy products supply only 17 percent of global caloric supply and only 33 percent of global protein supply. ​A key challenge for future feed and food security in EU is meeting the demand for sustainable, domestic-grown, plant-based, insect-based or algae-based proteins for food and especially for feedstock” says Pernille Martiny Modvig, Designer and Producer of Innovation and Engagement at EIT Climate-KIC.

“We believe that the Nordic countries have the potential to build a regional protein industry. With an extensive aquaculture industry and some of the world´s leading research institutions along with strong support systems for entrepreneurship, the region holds a huge, untapped potential for self-sufficiency when it comes to protein to ensure food security without compromising the environment” she continues. 

“We want to tap into the knowledge base present at the EAT-Forum to explore and understand the barriers and underlying trends, mindsets and structures that need to be shifted in order to enable alternative proteins to scale in the market and unlock transformative scale fast.”

– Pernille Martiny Modvig, Designer and Producer of Innovation and Engagement, EIT Climate-KIC

Convening experts to map out the shift towards sustainable food systems

EIT Climate-KIC and Forum for the Future are hosting a side event at the EAT-Forum on 11 June with the aim of gathering stakeholders within the field of sustainable food systems and the new bioeconomic value chains to set a common direction to the efforts and initiatives across national areas of interest and competencies.

“We want to facilitate the development and shift towards sustainable food systems in a joint effort between academia, public organisations, companies and start-ups and we believe that the EAT-Forum will convene the right people to map out the way to lift this agenda.”

says Roberta Iley, Principal Change Designer at Forum for the Future, who is co-hosting the workshop.

Changing food systems across the value chain

With inspiration from research experts, we will explore and understand the barriers and underlying trends, mindsets and structures that need to be shifted in order to enable alternative proteins to scale in the market and unlock transformative scale fast.

The side event will feature the following speakers:

About Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future is a leading international sustainability non-profit. For over 20 years they’ve been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future. Climate change, poverty, malnutrition, civil unrest: the world today is facing complex challenges because our fundamental systems are broken.

They specialise in addressing critical global challenges by catalysing change in key systems, from food to apparel, energy to shipping. They do this by convening transformational collaborations to drive change, by partnering with organisations to help them lead by example, and by building a global community of pioneers and change makers.

 

 
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