Opportunities for meeting the demand for locally produced protein

C.A. Watson, R.L. Walker, Frederick Lothrop Stoddard, C.F.E. Topp

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European protein demand is currently met through imported protein, mainly in the form of soyabeans and soya products. There is a need to develop a more sustainable strategy for both production and consumption of protein in Europe. This is likely to include dietary change, the use of alternative sources of protein, more efficient use of protein in the food chain and increased production of grain legumes. Here we explore how legumes can play a key part in this strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Legume Science and Practice
EditorsRob Carlton, Barbara Smith, Kalrsty Topp, Christine Watson
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationWellesbourne, UK
PublisherAssociation of Applied Biologists
Publication date21 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventAdvances in Legume Science and Practice - Jury’s Inn Hotel, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Mar 201822 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameAspects of Applied Biology
PublisherAssociation of Applied Biologists
ISSN (Print)0265-1491

Fields of Science

  • 4111 Agronomy
  • Cropping systems
  • Protein
  • legumes
  • biological nitrogen fixation


Cite this

Watson, C. A., Walker, R. L., Stoddard, F. L., & Topp, C. F. E. (2018). Opportunities for meeting the demand for locally produced protein. In R. Carlton, B. Smith, K. Topp, & C. Watson (Eds.), Advances in Legume Science and Practice (pp. 1-6). (Aspects of Applied Biology; No. 138). Wellesbourne, UK: Association of Applied Biologists.