A seismic shift is underway that is challenging the planet’s ability to feed its people in a sustainable way. A growing global population, rising prosperity in developing countries, and changing diets are fueling demand for ever-increasing amounts of food, and in particular, foods that are high in protein.
By 2050, the world’s population will increase to 9.7 billion people, up from 7.6 today. To feed the world, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization estimates food production will need to increase by 60 percent by 2050. This will place a tremendous strain on natural resources, such as land and water, drive deforestation and overgrazing, and exacerbate the problems of greenhouse gas emissions and environmentally damaging effluents.
To address these global challenges, Amfora is harnessing biology to sustainably nourish the planet and enhance global wellness. Amfora's mission is to meet the growing global demand for foods that are high in protein by enhancing the nutritional density of food and feed crops, while reducing the cost of food and environmental toll on the planet for future generations.
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