IPES-Food released in April 2022 a new report “The Politics of Protein: Examining claims about livestock, fish, ‘alternative proteins’ and sustainability“. In this report, the authors shed a light on misleading generalisations that dominate public discussion about meat and protein, and warns of the risks of falling for meat techno-fixes.
- Shift the focus from a ‘protein transition’ to a sustainable food system transitions and sustainable food policies
- Prioritize reform pathways that deliver on all aspects of sustainability, starting at the territorial level (measure what matters, where it matters)
- Reclaim public resources from “big protein”, realign innovation pathways with the public good, and reset the debate
Citation: IPES-Food, 2022. The politics of protein: examining claims about livestock, fish, ‘alternative proteins’ and