Entrepreneurs are searching for meat substitutes to meet the growing demand of meat in the wake of exploding world’s population.
While meat production has tripled over the last 40 years, environmental concerns about raising livestock and limited capacity to provide meat for increased population attract people to invest more on meat alternatives, such as wholefood plant-based substitutes or cellular agriculture.
According to the UN, world population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. Some say there is no way meat demand can be met given exponential growth forecast in world’s population and, as such, meat substitutes is the future.
“Our burgers that is made from wheat, oats, chickpea and apple sage fennel contain more protein than a beef burger’s one,” said Barry Honeycombe, the owner of More Than Meat.