Major driving factors for the growth of the global cultured meat market
include global increases in meat consumption, advancements in cell
culture technology and surging investments for the commercial
development of synthetic meat.
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You can #EatForThePlanet starting today. Just follow the three simple
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We all have the power to create a better future for our children, and
the countless animals we share the planet with, by making one easy swap.
If you’re ready to start doing this in your own life, check out One
Green Planet’s #EatForThePlanet campaign.
A signing ceremony is scheduled to take place as Trump meets Chinese
President Xi Jinping.
As Nil Zacharias, the co-founder of One Green Planet says, “Eat in a way
that nourishes you without starving the planet.”
“Cultured meat is going to change the world,” said Daan Luining. Having
worked in the development of the first cultured burger, he’s now CTO of
Meatable, a Dutch cultured meat company. “It’s going to change how we
view meat, how food is produced, what type of food is being produced,
where it’s going to be produced, and what people will demand of it — on
quality, on texture, on taste, on nutrients.
4、Did you find more opportunities to import to China?
Thanks to the Chinese government, the technology-intensive industries
are changing China’s economic structure in the last few years,high
tech productsandintegrated circuitsaccount for the biggest portion
of China’s import value.
In the first ten months of 2017, China’s total import value
was10,114.04 billion RMB, and total export value was12,408.48
billion RMB. The year-on-year growth rate of import is 21.5% while it
shows only 11.7% of export.
The study notes that some of the world’s most vulnerable areas such as
the Amazon, Congo Basin, and the Himalayas are all being pushed to the
brink due to land conversion for soy plantations. In fact, around 85
percent of global soy crops is fed directly to animals (humans
consumption is less than 6 percent). Worldwide, the total area of soy
covers over one hundred million square kilometers, the combined area of
France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. If global demand for meat
continues to grow, the study says that soy production would need to
increase by nearly 80 percent by 2050 – which would mean a whole lot
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With the world’s population estimated to reach over nine billion people
by 2050, we need to take a serious look at our food choices. Mitigating
the deforestation associated with soy production boils down to limiting
your consumption of animal products. By eating less meat, we can also
help fight climate change, reduce our water footprint, reduce pollution,
and prevent further habitat destruction and species extinction, plus
redirect grain for people to eat.
According to Reuters, China will commit to buying more U.S. soybeans
during President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing this week, as a trade
concession. China needs USA soybeans for countless Chinese products,
“The world is consuming more animal protein than it needs and this is
having a devastating effect on wildlife,” said Duncan Williamson, WWF
food policy manager. “A staggering 60 percent of global biodiversity
loss is down to the food we eat. We know a lot of people are aware that
a meat-based diet has an impact on water and land, as well as causing
greenhouse gas emissions, but few know the biggest issue of all comes
from the crop-based feed the animals eat.”
2、Soybean Products Creats A Magic
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Chinesesoybean productssuch as soy sauce “Jiang you” and soybean oil
are popular to use in Chinese dishes. Soybean milk and tofu are
considered healthy food.
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Also, you can see the many kinds of soybean based snacks occupy a huge
area in supermarkets, with popular flavors such as seafood, spicy,
barbecue, and small child moon dragon. They are popular everywhere…
Growing soybeans in China can barely meet the market demand, unlike
countries in the Americas, like Brazil and U.S, which are the world’s
top countries for exporting soybeans.
They have the massive support of their governments, modern mass
industrial farming practices, and vast farmlands. China is only now
modernizing its farming sector with machines that replace human labor.
China is expected to import 96 million tonnes of soybeans in the 2017/18
marketing year, up from 93.5 million tonnes in the previous year,
according to the China National Grain and Oils Information Centre, an
Moderate: Limit consumption of your favorite meats like beef, lamb,
Replace: Try to swap animal-based products in your daily diet with
vegan alternatives (milk, butter, mayo, cheese, grilled chicken, beef
crumbles, sausages, cold cuts, etc.)
Embrace: Add plant-based whole foods (local and organic when
possible) to your diet like greens, fresh fruits, and vegetables, whole
grains, plant proteins like lentils, nuts/seeds, beans, tofu, etc.
In addition, secondary factors such as the increasing demand for
healthy, high-quality and safe meat products along with demands for
environmentally sustainable and economically sound synthetic meat
production are also driving the global synthetic meat market during the
Our current global food system is already being pushed to its absolute
limit and as it stands, we are running out of land and water to produce
more monoculture crops that primarily go towards feeding livestock.
Approximately 70 billion farm animals are being raised for food annually
and about 95 percent of animals consumed in the United States are raised
on factory farms. But this doesn’t mean there is no hope in solving this
1、A Great Soybean Demand in China
China’s domestic soybean production can’t keep up with the demand. The
world has responded to this unending appetite by ramping up production,
to match China’s needs.
Understanding at a macro level how trade relationships shift during
large changes in demand will help you to stay ahead of the global
economy trading game.
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As you can see, in the last decade, demand forsoybeans in China has
exploded, growing by nearly seven-fold and far surpassing its
production quantity by eight times.
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China’s increased soybean consumption did not take place overnight. In
fact, demand is closely tied to the economic growth of the country.
Soybean consumption followed a similar trajectory to that of China’s GDP
per capita for five decades.
The explosive economic growth in the ‘90s was matched by a newfound
appetite for soybeans. The skyrocketing consumption at the end of the
2000’s and into this decade was matched by China’s prosperity.
In a new study by World Wildlife Fund, titled Appetite for Destruction,
researchers found that 60 percent of global biodiversity loss is due to
meat-based diets. The study was presented at the 2017 Extinction and
Livestock Conference in London recently, in partnership with Compassion
in World Farming (CIFW). In the findings, researchers warn that soy used
for animal feed is putting a huge strain on natural resources leading to
loss of land and species.
China will be eating more Tofu sourced from USA products as part of a
key trade concession during Trump’s state visit to China. America is the
primary world supplier of Soybeans.
Agriculture is responsible for a staggering 80 percent of deforestation,
causing humans and animals to lose their homes, and throwing entire
ecosystems — as well as our planet — off balance. Soy production is one
major culprit, destroying four million hectares of forest in South
America every year. In total, about 18 million acres of forest are lost
worldwide every year to soy.
Compiled by Zhao Zhengyu
3、Except for Soybean, What Else China Needs?
Agriculture trade has been a bright spot in U.S.-China relations under
Trump’s administration, unlike other sectors such as steel and aluminum
where the two countries have faced disputes.
The infographic above are major items that accounts for the majority of
China’s import value in 2016 and 2017.
Chinas steel industry massively grows China’s GDP, while making it
highly dependent on importing iron ore and exporting steel. It faces
potential problems in overcapacity.
The drive to export steel creates over investments in production to meet
short term demands, that then lead to market glut as demand slackens.
Though the problem has serious day to day issues in trade and
maintaining stable prices, the market demand for iron ore, the raw
material to produce steel, is overall increasing.Australia and
Indiaare China’s biggest iron ore exporters.
Though Chinas October crude oil imports dropped to the lowest in more
than a year, compared with the same period of 2016, it still has risen
by 28.668 million RMB.
China has raised its 2018 crude oil import quota for the “non-state
trade,” which generally means oil from independent refiners, by 55
percent over 2017, raising the clout of the independents refiners in the
Apart from above, food industry also has a rise of import, compared with
the same period of 2016.The Middle East Dates, Coffee, Olive Oil,
Nutsare favored by many Chinese.
The Chinese public has huge demand for oversea goods, just maybe the tax
is massive now for certain items, likeNatural Gas, Meat, Veggies,
Cars, Computers, Computer Chips, Software, Farming equipment, GMO
If everyone in the United States gave up meat, we would be able to
redirect enough grain to feed 1.4 billion people. It’s become clear
we’re feeding our “food” more effectively than we’re feeding people. The
study notes how protein-rich soy is now produced in such high quantities
in the U.K. that the average European consumes approximately 61kg or
about 134.49 pounds each year, indirectly by eating animal products. If
people just consumed that soy directly, it would save a lot of suffering
and damage to the planet.
Did you find more opportunities to import to China?
Reference: Reuters, gro intelligence
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There’s something big that many people don’t know about our global food
system – in short, it’s at the heart of our environmental crisis. Why’s
this? Well, thanks to our appetite for meat and dairy, our food largely
relies on factory farming. As we know, industrial animal agriculture is
anything but kind to animals, but it’s also a major source of
deforestation, air and water pollution, and species extinction. And
while we certainly need to pay attention to these causes and do our part
to lessen their impact on the environment, the often overlooked threat
to animal habitats and our environment is agriculture, which is draining
our world of its biodiversity. And we have yet another study to prove
The concept of cultured meat was popularized by Jason Matheny in the
early 2000s after co-authoring a seminal paper on cultured meat
production and creating New Harvest, the world’s first non-profit
organization dedicated to supporting in vitro meat research.
Chinese soybean buyers will sign a letter of intent with the U.S.
Soybean Export Council committing to purchasing a certain volume of
soybeans in the future, according to Paul Burke, the body’s North Asia
In 2008, PETA offered a $1 million prize to the first company that could
bring lab-grown chicken meat to market. The prize money coincided with
dozens of laboratories around the world taking on the challenge of
The shift to cultured meat could not only reduce greenhouse gas
emissions, but also decrease significantly the use of water and land by
Coincidentally, Beyond Meat shares soared 163% on the first day of being
listed in NASDAQ, exerting great influence on domestic cultured meat
concept stocks. It was also followed by some leading stocks in the
cultured meat industry daily limit.