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Plant-based food and alternative proteins – Investment needed across the value chain

The global food industry is on the brink of a decade of profound change as the appetite for alternative foods based on plants, micro-organisms and animal cells grows rapidly.

The change comes as consumer tastes evolve and the eating of meat is being limited or dropped altogether as part of a growing awareness of the link between food, health, food security, and environmental and social sustainability.

Here is an infographic on the billions of dollars needed to allow the global protein business to live up to its potential in a market with estimated revenues of USD 290 billion by 2035.

Check out our interactive pdf for more on alternative protein companies, their potential to change the global food industry and what this means for investors

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