Driving the Protein Economy: Unprecedented Challenges and Opportunities08 November 2016
GLOBAL - Remarks by David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing, Imperial College London at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.
The global population is inexorably moving from its current 7.2 billion towards 9 billion plus with the lion’s share of the additional 2 billion expected over the next 30 years coming from emerging countries. The combination of more people with higher incomes will bring changes in diet with demand continuing to burgeon for animal products – meat, eggs and dairy – albeit at a reduced level from the frenetic rates experienced between 1980 and 2010. Poultry, pork and eggs will see the fastest growth to 2030, with farmed fish and seafood expansion more than compensating for the decline in wild caught aquatic species and the premium minority meats, beef and lamb, advancing but more sedately!
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