It is clear that innovative extruded structured plant protein products have reached a high degree of technology, which enables a successful synthesis of authentic meat texture.
By 2050, global meat consumption is expected to increase by a staggering 40-50 percent compared to 2016. Growth in population and disposable income will accelerate meat consumption for the foreseeable future. The growth curve of meat consumption has risen from 110 million metric tons in 1975 to about 320 million in 2014, and could reach some 470 million metric tons in 2050 (FAO: How to Feed the World in 2050).
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