Fascinated by quinoa and other protein crops the PROTEIN2FOOD partners are developing new products to increase the consumption of these forgotten grains.
On a testing farm in Caserta, Italy, Euronews interviewed the project coordinator and researchers working hands on with these crops.
Ancient crops are back, and they’re helping us fight the effects of climate change. ‘These crops could be the answer to climate change effects that we will be experiencing more and more.’
A growing interest in locally produced, high quality protein foods has put the spotlight on legumes, peas and faba beans, as an attractive source of both protein and health promoting dietary fibres.
Do you want to learn more about the latest research from the PROTEIN2FOOD project, and discuss opportunities for collaboration? Then participate in our Stakeholder Forum on May 30th 2017 in Caserta, Italy.
Geographic and time trends of EU-28 countries suggest that many countries traditionally reliant upon diets rich in plant proteins substantially reduced their per capita consumption and production from the 1960s.