Providing 50 percent of the recommended daily allowance of protein for developing children, it’s no wonder why eggs remain a substantial source of nutrition. However, as the global population continues to grow, our supply becomes more and more at risk.
By 2050, there will be a 60 percent increase in demand for animal-sourced foods, equating to the production of 1.9 trillion eggs. It’s simply unsustainable to continue raising hens and producing eggs the way we do today. So, how exactly will we meet the growing demand? The answer: Innovation.
Egg production can be socially responsible, environmentally sound, and economically viable if we leverage the innovations and technologies – many of which are safe, proven, and readily available today – that will allow us to produce more food without using more resources. Together, as consumers, farmers, businesses, governments, and organizations, we can take action towards achieving a food-secure future.