Innovative materials such as bioplastics and plant-based insulation, which are grown and harvested responsibly, are quickly becoming available on a commercial scale.
Renewable fuel use is soaring as consumers seek accessible, impactful solutions to address climate change, and corporations are under pressure to reduce their carbon footprint with high-impact innovations.
Better-for-you foods have never been in higher demand as consumers are expecting more out of their processed and packaged food choices. From enhanced nutritionals to meaningful front-of-pack claims, CPGs need to offer more.
Plant-based packaging options are a highly desired alternative to traditional paper and plastic materials. Many consumers are even willing to pay more for a solution that reduces long term environmental costs.
The opportunities are plenty to turn farming systems into engines that could combat climate change by focusing on soil health, water management, fertilizer use and more.
Plant-based protein is becoming a staple on menus and commands premium shelf space in supermarkets. Consumer demands for the health and sustainability benefits of non-animal sourced proteins are expected to continue to grow.
Plant-based therapeutics offer numerous benefits like reduced or no allergenicity, year-round “pharming”, and could be used as prospective vaccine candidates for pandemics and other diseases.