Food Strategy Associates are thought leaders in the meat alternatives market. Listen here to CEO, Robert Lawson, talking on BBC Newsday in relation to the Beyond Meat IPO:
In a recent paper collating 570 studies spanning 38,700 farms worldwide, high-protein plant-based alternatives were evidenced to have a significantly lower global warming impact and be a much more productive use of land than animal proteins, especially beef (see Figure 1).
Figure 1. Average estimated land use (m² per year) and GHG Emissions (kg C02eq) by product type per 100g of protein
Source: Poore, J. and Nemecek, T. (2018). Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers. Science. 360, pp.987-992.