De-risking Protein Strategies Using a Systems Approach: A Novel Analytical Framework

October 21, 2015 | State of the Market Report

Population and meat consumption are both on the rise. Organizations need to develop robust production strategies to mitigate resource scarcities and price volatility. The first step in managing risk is measuring it, but resource-oriented risk analysis for businesses is nearly impossible with existing methods and data. In this report, Lux presents an analytical framework to measure and benchmark resource consumption for protein production. The report uses public data to illustrate the high variability in total resource consumption that exists among protein sources. The conclusion is that a systems approach to protein production is critical for optimizing resource use and mitigating risk. This framework can apply to any product that depends on natural resources.

Coverage Areas

  • Agro Innovation
  • Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health
  • Food and Nutrition

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • The challenges of managing resource risks to protein supply
  • Approach and Methodology
  • Pulling Back the Curtain on Conventional Protein Production Processes
  • Pulling Back the Curtain on Alternative Protein Production Processes
  • Protein Production Analysis and Discussion
  • Conclusions and a Call to Action
  • Cited References
  • Additional References
  • Appendix

Lead Analysts

Camilla Stice
Sara Olson, Ph.D.
Director, Research
Seth Sheldon
Environmental Data Lead


Kevin Pang, Ph.D.

About Lux Research

Lux Research is a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory solutions, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. A pioneer in the research industry, Lux uniquely combines technical expertise and business insights with a proprietary intelligence platform, using advanced analytics and data science to surface true leading indicators. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, Lux clients are empowered to make more informed decisions today to ensure future success.

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