FOODSHOT #2: PRECISION PROTEIN
THIS FOODSHOT IMAGINES A PRECISION PROTEIN SYSTEM IN WHICH SCIENCE,
TECHNOLOGY, INVESTMENT AND INNOVATION ARE FOCUSED ON DELIVERING
THE MAXIMUM BENEFITS TO HUMAN AND PLANETARY HEALTH WHILE
MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE AND REDUCING RESOURCE INPUTS.
We invite entrepreneurs, researchers, and advocates to submit their business, research, or policy proposals for funding consideration.
Submissions will be reviewed by experts who will provide issue-specific insights and vet applications for bold- ness, viability, and impact.
Best-in-class candidates will be selected to receive equity and debt financing for their businesses.
A cash prize will be awarded to Protein GroundBreakers — rising stars working in research, early stage entrepreneurship, or advocacy.
WHY PRECISION PROTEIN?
The ultimate objective of a successful and sustainable food system is to provide quality
nutrition to all members of society. The climate crisis, coupled with a growing population,
urbanization, and unsustainable consumption patterns, will complicate efforts to achieve
this objective. In order to provide sufficient nutrition for 10 billion people while
significantly reducing emissions from agricultural production and land—use, we urgently
need to innovate across protein sectors — including livestock, aquaculture/fisheries,
agricultural proteins, and novel proteins (algae, fungi, bacteria, insects, etc.) —
to produce high quality, affordable and sustainable nutrition for our health and the environment.
There is no time, either for the health of people or the planet, to be imprecise with our
approach to protein, a macronutrient that is the most resource-intensive and consequential
to the environment and climate change.
PRECISION PROTEIN SOLUTIONS
FoodShot Global winners will leverage advances in science
to fully realize protein's power to improve health outcomes,
deliver proteins in a way that minimizes environmental damage
and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and expands access to
proteins by diversifying and democratizing production and
processing to meet local and regional needs.