The FAO estimates that by 2050 we will be around 9.7 billion people in the world. To ensure food security for these people, we need sufficient protein. With our current eating habits and the way we feed our animals, it will be difficult to ensure this supply in the future.
For the production of animal food, feed containing protein is needed. However, Switzerland can only provide 15% of this raw protein requirement to feed its livestock itself, the rest has to be imported. Production and import have devastating consequences for global ecosystems and our climate.
It takes 5 kg of fish to produce 1kg of fishmeal. Thus, over 1/3 of the world’s fish catch is processed into fishmeal, which in turn is fed to food fish. This inevitably contributes to overfishing of the world’s oceans and destruction of our marine ecosystems.
The cultivation of soy, on the other hand, ensures that land is cleared in the producing countries, water is polluted, soil is destroyed, and living creatures are displaced from their habitats.
The animal products we feed to our pets also have consequences for our environment. A dog has long since stopped getting “waste products” and eats 5x more high-quality meat per year than a human.
Too much waste, too little protein
At the same time, we humans are experts at wasting – every year, large quantities of food are produced that are not used as such. In Switzerland and Liechtenstein alone, approximately 2.8 million tons of food waste are generated each year – about 55% of it long before it even reaches the consumer. Globally, as much as 1.6 billion tons of food is wasted. So we need a solution to feed our animals and ourselves sustainably and safely in the future, without further polluting the world and wasting resources.
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For our future
The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They are intended to help address the major challenges of our time on a social, environmental and economic level and thus ensure a more sustainable future. We are proud to be able to contribute to the achievement of these goals through our work.
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