Nutrinsic is driven by the challenge of meeting global nutritional needs in the face of constraints imposed by tightening natural resources and projected growth of the human population. To supply the next 1B people with an average diet containing 80 grams per day of protein will require an additional 80,000 metric tonnes per day of protein—or a whopping 29 million metric tonnes per year. And, we must do this while continuing to feed existing populations.
How do we meet this demand? If the source is vegetable based, consider that producing this amount of soy protein (in the form of tofu) would require an additional 150M acres of suitable, irrigated and fertilized farmland to be put into production—nearly 16 states the size of California. If the source is animal based, taking into account the inefficiencies of moving up the food chain means that the land requirement would jump to 260M acres—almost 27 states the size of California. Fish farming is an alternative to land based protein. However, farmed fish eat fishmeal (ground up anchovies and other small species) and fishmeal supply is dwindling due to overfishing, climate change and pollution. So, fish farmers need an alternative source of feed protein to grow the supply of fish.
Nutrinsic offers a sustainable path to utilize EXISTING resources and in so doing offers a means for mitigating some of these drastic demands on natural resources. By upcycling nutrients, Nutrinsic produces high quality protein in a sustainable manner. Nutrinsic conservatively estimates that over 10M tonnes of protein could be produced annually utilizing its process.
Further, Nutrinsic’s process offers increased sustainability versus traditional methods for both protein production and water reclamation in the form of: 1) decreased carbon footprint and GHG production and 2) increased efficiency in infrastructure use.