Supporting sustainable food systems

Angel Yeast has announced its aim to play a larger role in increasing people’s access to food and making food systems more inclusive and sustainable, in commemoration of World Food Day.

The ongoing pandemic, climate change, rising food prices and international tensions have been affecting global food security – it’s important that all people, from governments to private businesses, take action to address these challenges. Angel Yeast has laid out its own action plan with a focus on yeast and food ingredient supply, expand yeast protein production and promote sustainable agriculture.

According to a report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on food security and nutrition in the world, the number of people affected by hunger rose to 828 million in 2021, a 46 million increase since 2020 and 150 million since 2019. An estimated total of 3.1 billion people don’t have access to a healthy diet. In a report released by FAO in 2019, 14% of global food is lost after it’s harvested and before it reaches the shops. UNEP’s Food Waste Index Report 2021 shows a further 17% of the food ends up being wasted in retail and by consumers.

Yeast manufacturer Angel Yeast has 12 factories in China, Egypt and Russia, with two new facilities built this year in Yichang, Hubei, and Pu’er city in Yunnan. The manufacturing capacity of these factories reaches around 350,000 tonnes selling to over 150 countries and regions.

To help support a sustainable system which ensures everyone has regular access to nutritious food, the company is researching the use of microbial yeast protein technology, which can produce a wide range of food products. Compared with the production of animal proteins, yeast protein production manufacturing consumes less resources such as land and water.

The company has also commmitted itself to sustainability in agriculture and livestock raising. Its fertiliser product line, Fubon, has provided nearly 1.4 million ton of organic fertilisers, covering fields and lands of some 11,300 square metres.

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