Humans need protein, yet the way we currently make it and consume it presents a range of sustainability challenges. [note: link ‘sustainability challenges’ to home page]
The Future of Protein is a research project examining this multi-faceted problem. Led by Professor Ryan Katz-Rosene at the University of Ottawa, the project examines a range of efforts to achieve a more sustainable agri-food system, and considers the policy implications of the future of protein through six key themes: Global food security; nutrition and health; ethics and welfare; culinary change; climate change and biodiversity; and innovation and investment.
The project kicked-off with a research symposium – held in October 2018 – featuring the work of 24 leading experts in the field (both from the practitioner and scholarly communities). Transcripts, video-recordings, and podcasts of the event are now available for streaming.
The research team is now drawing from the wisdom shared by our panels of experts to produce a comprehensive policy package – containing all the ‘need-to-know’ context for both decision-makers and conscientious consumers alike as they confront the future of protein.
Also in the works: A short docufilm about the whole project aimed at driving interest in this important topic; independently produced by LittleBig Films.
For more information about this project, please check-out our media page or contact Professor Katz-Rosene.