Feeding 2050’s Ten Billion People

Doing so while protecting the planet’s health will take massive changes in food production and consumption

Ivan Amato
Jul 9, 2019 · 21 min read
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Makers of plant-based meat products, like these burgers produced and marketed by Impossible Foods, are making a bid to displace meat products produced by the animal agriculture industry. (Image courtesy of Impossible Foods)
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Factory feedlot operation in the United States. (Image courtesy of Farm Sanctuary)

“The evidence is clear: Our food system needs to be transformed for the sake of our planet and the future of humankind.” — Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International

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An ecosystem of innovators, entrepreneurs, communicators, advocates, researchers, companies, venture capitalists, philanthropists, and others is striving to replace animal-based protein in the global food system with protein derived primarily from plants. (Graphic produced by Olivia Fox Cabane)
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The world’s first hamburger made from cultured cells. (Image courtesy of Mosa Meat)
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“We are going to get rid of animals in food technology by 2035.” — Patrick Brown, CEO of Impossible Foods


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