How much thought do we give to the food on our plates? In our modern age of excess consumption and convenience it’s easy to forget some uncomfortable truths about how we are fed.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), between 21% to 37% of global CO2 emissions result from food production, while 50% of the world’s habitable land is given over to the same.
With the global population expected to exceed 10 billion by 2100, the question of where our food comes from, and how it’s produced, is an increasingly urgent one.
To meet the challenge, we believe the food industry will need to adapt. Smart foods, ingredients and flavourings companies, and alternative plant-based meat and dairy products will likely come to the fore, offering potential future opportunity for investors.
Newton Future Foods investment team.
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