Vegetable proteins in the future will become the basis of „food for a dollar a day”, they will not only reduce the cost of production, but also help overcome the food crisis in African countries, Konstantin Ivanov, executive secretary of the FoodNet market of the National Technology Initiative (NTI), told RIA Novosti.
Sudan. On one of the streets of the city of Omdurman in the province of Khartoum.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs spoke about the supply of food to Africa and the Middle East
“The plant-based alternative is of great importance in the future in terms of the production of affordable low-cost protein products, including meat and milk substitutes. As technology advances, plant-based proteins certainly should and will certainly become the basis of the “dollar a day meal” that is needed today in certain parts of the world affected by the pandemic and the global logistical crisis, and now under the threat of a food crisis – for example, in African countries,” he said on the sidelines of the Archipelago-2022 project and educational intensive.
The press service of the NTI Platform noted that this trend is expected in the next 10 years. “The plant-based food market is at an early stage of development. Obviously, due to its youth, it lags behind the developed market segments, including in terms of regulation and in terms of complete independence from imports,” the agency’s interlocutor said. .
According to Ivanov, the demand for plant products was formed under the influence of a number of interrelated factors, including: the desire of the population to lead a healthy lifestyle and reduce the consumption of red meat and saturated fats; impact on the environment and climate.
„Demand for plant products in the current environment is determined, on the one hand, by the speed and scale of changes in consumer demand, and on the other hand, by the willingness of producers to sacrifice the payback period of investments made by reducing the cost of products. Demand for such products will also be supported by replacement networks dropping range of imported products,” he expects.