Denmark aims to ensure future sustainable protein sources
The environment and food minister, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, yesterday published a new action plan to revolutionise the food system and provide sustainable, healthy protein choices â" an essential component of healthy eating.
His proposal follows recommendations made by the Nationale BioÃ¸konomipanel, which identify the protein-rich foods that are likely to become more viable in the future as traditional choices become less sustainable.
Denmark should take the lead
Ellemann-Jensen envisions Denmark âtaking the lead in developing new, innovative and sustainable foodâ and replacing up to one-third of all imported proteins with more sustainable and â" most importantly â" lo cal alternatives.
âThe development of new sustainable proteins not only contributes to reaching the UNâs global sustainable development goals, but also offers strong support to our food industry,â he said.
Protein of the future
In the future, Nationale BioÃ¸konomipanel expects most of the protein included in animal feed to come from agricultural crops known for their high protein content such as grass, clover and legumes.
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In regard to human consumption, the likes of mussels, insects and seaweed were identified as potential future protein food products that could become easily accessible in Denmark.Source: Google News Denmark | Netizen 24 Denmark