Listen in to hear from Aarti and Danyang, two leading Australian researchers with CSIRO, who tackle the wicked problem of food waste, at the source, in our horticultural and meat sectors. Their valuable research is turning vegetable and animal food waste into high value, nutrient dense protein powders for young and old - it's inspiring!
With an expected two billion extra people on the planet to feed by 2050, coupled with changing tastes and dietary preferences, the world is going to need to produce more protein, more sustainably and from more diverse sources, plant and animal based – and to better value and transform undervalued food sources and ‘waste’ streams into new and novel nutritious foods.
CSIRO are leaders in food systems research, food engineering and value adding and CSIRO’s Future Protein Mission and Food and Agriculture business unit works on many fronts to enable Australia to capture a good chunk of the $13 billion market opportunity for all types of protein.
Dr Aarti Tobin and Dr Danyang Ling, are both research leaders in this space, who each do incredible research, respectively, to transform lesser cuts or wasted cuts of meat and vegetable waste into high value, nutritious future protein foods and powders…and a whole lot more.
Did you know that up to 30% of vegetables produced are 'wasted' 'pre' farm gate?!
It's incredible really and the work that Danyang and his team do are helping turn that around - with pop-up on farm value adding technologies and more.... Love it!!!
AND...stay tuned for my upcoming conversation with Aarti all about "dysphagia" and improving food pleasure, nutrition and health for people living in aged care facilities... more clever research that 'also' takes in the amazing protein powders discussed in this episode ... great stuff.
Listen in to hear more ...and follow CSIRO below:
CSIRO - Future Protein Mission
Dr Aarti Tobin - Linked In
Dr Danyang Ying - Linked In