In December 2016 the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition' started the project 'Protein Paradoxes: Protein Supply under the Conditions of Climate Change – Production, Consumption and Human Health'. The project is funded by the Leibniz Association and aims to evaluate protein supply strategies under continuous global population growth and climate change.
The production of food and feed for protein-supply under the conditions of climate change will be one of the major challenges of the coming decades. Protein raises many and often controversial questions regarding sustainable production and consumption patterns, and human and animal health, without further increasing the environmental and climate burden - particularly with regard to a growing global demand for meat-based protein and the climate impact of animal-based protein production.
The project enables synergies in protein research within the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition' as a unique cluster of scientific competency in the field of food production and nutrition. In particular postdoctoral scientists will cooperate and exchange in order to develop research approaches to tackle the grand societal challenges along the complete chain of protein production, consumption, and health.
Juliane Arasin, M.A.
Project Coordinator 'Protein Paradoxes'
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