Focus on the future: meat of the future : trend report for assessing the environmental impacts of plant-based meat substitutes, edible insects and in vitro meat / publisher: German Environment Agency, Section I 1.1 ; authors: Tobias Jetzke, Stephan Richter (Institute for Innovation and Technology [iit], part of VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Berlin), Benno Keppner, Lena Domröse (adelphi research gGmbH, Berlin), Stephanie Wunder (Ecologic Institut gGmbH, Berlin), Arianna Ferrari (Futurium gGmbH, Berlin) ; editors: Sylvia Veenhoff, section I 1.1, Fundamental Aspects, Sustainability Strategies and Scenarios, Sustainable Resource Use Design
VerfasserJetzke, Tobias ; Richter, Stefan ; Keppner, Benno ; Domröse, Lena ; Wunder, Stephanie ; Ferrari, Arianna
HerausgeberVeenhoff, Sylvia
ErschienenDessau-Roßlau : Umweltbundesamt, Fachgebiet I 1.1, [März 2022?]
As at: March 2022
Umfang1 Online-Ressource (115 Seiten, 7,82 MB) : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Schlagwörtervitro meat / plant-based meat substitutes / edible insects / Trends / Foresight
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Meat consumption has come under criticism in recent years. Meat substitutes are becoming increasingly popular in Germany and could be an alternative. In a study entitled "Meat of the Future" the ⁠UBA⁠ has now examined the effects of the three emerging meat alternatives - plant-based meat substitutes edible insects and invitro meat - on the environment and health and what role they could play in the diet of the future. According to the study plant-based meat substitutes score best from an environmental perspective. Compared to beef its production generates more than 90% less greenhouse gases and uses many times less water and land. Insect-based meat substitutes fare somewhat worse. The environmental and health impacts of in-vitro meat are difficult to assess so far. More research is needed here to really be able to produce a "clean meat" for the mass market.