Novel protein sources for food security (ScenoProt)

Main funder

Funder's project number: 314243 LUKE

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 520 000,00

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Project timetable

Project start date: 01/01/2018

Project end date: 30/04/2021


The bulk of the protein on our plates originates in Brazil, because the protein fodder consumed by food-producing animals consists mostly of soy grown there. If the vision proposed by the ScenoProt project becomes reality, by 2030 our food production will no longer be dependent on a handful of large Brazilian companies.

This project seeks to increase Finland’s self-sufficiency in protein production from the current less-than-twenty to sixty per cent. A similar change must take place in the whole of Europe, as soy cultivation destroys rain forest in Brazil, accelerating the climate change.

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Last updated on 2020-28-03 at 06:32