According to a study by a major US consultancy, the so-called vegetable meat industry would be one of the most effective means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even before the introduction of an electric car.
If you want to spend part of your budget on a way of consumption that respects the climate, then bet on purchasing meat substitutes instead. Indeed, according to a recent survey by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), published by: the guardthese products would be the products whose investment proves to be most effective in combating the climate crisis.
According to the study, investments in the production of plant-based substitutes and dairy products would lead to 11 times more greenhouse gas savings than investments in electric cars, three times more than in green cement and seven times more than in green buildings.
Pollution from livestock farming is responsible for about 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, one of the largest sources of pollution in the world. These CO2 emissions are linked both to the feed of farm animals and to the methane released in their faeces.
According to the BCG report “We will see a reduction of 0.85 gigatons of CO2 equivalent globally by 2030 if we stay on track for an 11% share of alternative proteins by 2035“. This is equivalent to decarbonising 95% of the aviation sector.
Vegetable steaks, cell meat, tempeh… Although it represents a small market share (2% of the proteins sold on the market), the vegetable meat sector is attracting more and more interest. “In 2020, companies participated in about 60% of the funding rounds. While this figure has fallen in 2021 due to the rapid growth in investment in cell-derived proteins and fermentation – which attract more venture capital and less corporate funding – companies continue to make valuable investments.says the BCG report.
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