PROFETAS Protein Foods, Environment, Technology and Society
Current issues


IHDP - International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change

FAO - Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

The landmark FAO report: "Livestock's long shadow - Environmental issues and options" is described in their November 2006 Magazine.

"The state of food and agriculture - Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities" FAO (2008) - Table 9 (page 45): Land requirements for biofuel production.

"The state of food and agriculture 2009 - Livestock in the balance" FAO (2010), estimates that meat production will approximately double over the next 40 years.

NWO - Nederlandse Organisatie for Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (The Netherlands
           Organisation for Scientific Research) 

SENSE - Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

On 25 October 2007 UNEP published their Global Environment Outlook, GEO-4
and the press release included the following statement on meat:
"Population growth, over-consumption and the continued shift from cereal to meat consumption mean food demand will increase to 2.5-3.5 times the present figure."

VLAG - Graduate school for Nutrition, Food Sciences, Agro-biotechnology and Health Sciences

PROFETAS was initiated by the Research Schools SENSE and VLAG.

VU-IVM - Instituut voor Milieuvraagstukken / Institute for Environmental Studies, VU Amsterdam