Even a modest shift from ruminant meat to microbial protein can reduce deforestation and carbon emissions by 56 percent by 2050.
May 4, 2022
Replacing one-fifth of the world’s meat consumption with factory-free meat-free alternatives would more than halve global deforestation and related carbon emissions, a group of researchers found.
Livestock farms and cow-breeding crops are two of the biggest drivers of deforestation in the tropics, which continues despite political promises to limit the loss of carbon-rich biodiversity.
Microbial proteins, such as Quorn mycoprotein, made from fungi and sugar in heated …