Novel protein sources for food security (ScenoProt)

The research was funded by Strategic Research Council at the Research Council of Finland.


Main funder

Funder's project number314243 LUKE


Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 520 000,00


Funding program


Project timetable

Project start date01/01/2018

Project end date30/04/2021


Summary

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.


Principal Investigator


Other persons related to this project (JYU)


Primary responsible unit


Follow-up groups

Profiling areaSchool of Wellbeing (University of Jyväskylä JYU) JYU.Well


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