This report from the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate assesses the opportunities and challenges of three alternatives to meat: plant-based (marketed as nearly equivalent to meat), insects and cultured meat. Its modelling results suggest that a shift from meat towards meat alternatives in high and upper middle income countries could lower global land use and greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and land use; it would also lower global prices of meats, soybeans and cereals, producing benefits for consumers but putting economic pressure on farmers.
Read the full report, Meat protein alternatives: Opportunities and challenges for food systems’ transformation, here. See also the TABLE explainer What can be done to shift eating patterns in healthier, more sustainable directions?
07 Sep 2022
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