The Space-Age Science Fighting Global Hunger
The number of people affected by hunger rose to 828 million in 2021. In 2022, geopolitical conflict, supply chain disruptions, and fallout from the pandemic have magnified this problem by pushing food prices to all-time highs – and in turn, deepening global food insecurity and malnutrition.
While there isn’t a silver bullet for these challenges, the alternative protein market is uniquely positioned to help feed the world’s most vulnerable communities. In this panel, experts from around the globe will discuss how the convergence of next-gen technologies – from cell-based lamb kebabs to meat derived from elements of the air – investments in developing countries, and regulatory reform can provide the affordable, nutritious food our growing global population needs to survive and thrive.
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