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Denmark’s National Plan to Promote Plant-Based Foods
Vegconomist | 13 October
Denmark is the first country to develop a national plan to promote plant-based foods as a strategy to transition towards climate friendly diets. The plan includes incentives for plant-based farming and a $100 million allocation to the Plant Fund by 2030. However, according to The Vegetarian Society of Denmark there are concerns over the plant-based sector being “severely underfunded”.
MEPs Vote in Favour of European Protein Strategy
Agriland | 19 October
MEPs voted in favour of the European Protein Strategy presented in the European Parliament. The strategy calls for a higher diversity of food and feed supply chains and an increase in EU production. MEPs have called on to member states for more research and development into the production and safety of proteins in the EU and their impact, with the aim to strengthen Europe’s food security and diversify their protein sources.
Brazil Looks for More Sustainable Ways to Grow Soya
Financial Times | 19 October
Brazil is the world's largest producer and exporter for soya and for environmentalists, soyabeans are synonymous with deforestation. At the same time soya is one of the cheapest forms of protein and is “far less perishable than others” – according to Professor Assad at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). In a bid to improve soya’s environmental credentials, Brazil is looking for sustainable ways to produce soya. The Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries and the National Association of Cereal Exporters have launched a monitoring platform for the 2023/24 harvest. This will be used to identify land clearances using technology from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research.
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