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What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chicken or cattles raised? The snapAG project offers a series of reader-friendly information sheets that invite you to explore some hot topics linked to today's agriculture and food sector. Browse the categories below to learn more!

Global Protein Consumption

Global Protein Consumption

Around the world, protein choice is influenced by a wide variety of factors, including societal and cultural forces, economic influences as well as ethical and health concerns.


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Footnotes

  1. United Nations. (2019). “Population.” 
  2. J. Kearney. (September 27, 2010). “Food Consumption Trends and Drivers.” 
  3. J. Kearney. (September 27, 2010). “Food Consumption Trends and Drivers.” 
  4. J. Kearney. (September 27, 2010). “Food Consumption Trends and Drivers.” 
  5. Government of Canada (National Research Council Canada). (October 28, 2019). “Plant Based Protein Market: Global and Canadian Market Analysis.” 
  6. B. M. Popkin, L. S. Adair & S. W. Ng. (January 2012). “Now and Then: The Global Nutrition Transition: The Pandemic of Obesity in Developing Countries.” 
  7. Y. Cao,  & D. Li. (July 1, 2013). “Impact of Increased Demand for Animal Protein Products in Asian Countries: Implications on Global Food Security.”
  8. Government of Canada. (October 11, 2019). “Canada’s Food Guide.” 
  9. Dalhousie University. (October 30, 2018). “Release: New Dalhousie Study Finds that 6.4 million Canadians Limit the Amount of Meat they Eat, and Number will Likely Grow.”
  10. Y. Jongema, Wageningen Laboratory of Entomology. (2015). World List of Edible Insects 2015
  11. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). (April 1, 2013). “The Contribution of Insects to Food Security, Livelihoods and the Environment.”
  12. M. Henchion et al. (July 20, 2017). "Future Protein Supply and Demand: Strategies and Factors Influencing a Sustainable Equilibrium."
  13. FAO. (2016). “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture Contributing to Food Security and Nutrition for All.” 
  14. M. Henchion et al. (July 20, 2017). "Future Protein Supply and Demand: Strategies and Factors Influencing a Sustainable Equilibrium."
  15. M. Wilks & C.J.C. Phillips. (February 16, 2017). “Attitudes to In Vitro Meat: A Survey of Potential Consumers in the United States.”
  16. B.G. Ridoutt, G.A. Hendrie & M. Noakes. (November 7, 2017).  “Dietary Strategies to Reduce Environmental Impact: A Critical Review of the Evidence Base.”

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