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Single-Cell Proteins as Aquaculture Feed

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The demand for aquaculture seafood is expected to increase to feed the growing global population. Producing this food source will require a supply of advanced protein ingredients to supplement or replace fishmeal. Single-cell proteins (SCP) could meet this need while leveraging the corn ethanol industry.

The world population is expected to reach 9.1 billion by 2050 — a 34% increase from today. As the population grows, so do income levels, giving rise to a larger middle class that will demand more high-quality, protein-rich foods. To meet this demand, annual meat production is expected to increase by 200 million tons, to reach 470 million tons by 2050 (1)...

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