Challenges and opportunities of the sustainable protein system from the perspective of food companies

Main funder

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 10 000,00

Project timetable

Project start date01/01/2018

Project end date31/12/2018


One of the key future challenges in the food system is the development of the protein system towards sustainability. Contemporary western protein system is mainly based on animal-based protein sources. However, these sources are commonly associated with environmental and health problems (e.g. climate change and increased risk of diseases), animal welfare issues, animal diseases and overfishing. Transformation to sustainability in the protein system should therefore based on domestically produced plant-based proteins, mushrooms, under-utilized fish species, insects and biotechnological innovations. The purpose of this qualitative research project is to explore the perceptions of food companies on the opportunities and challenges related to sustainable protein system, describe the changes in the protein system and identify the themes for future research.

Principal Investigator

Primary responsible unit

Follow-up groups

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

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