Public policy is key to mainstreaming sustainable proteins in India (Green Queen)
- Impact Area
Climate change will affect hundreds of millions of Indians and bring about widespread food insecurity- government support of alternative proteins is essential to achieving national food security and independence, writes Green Queen (Hong Kong) in an op-ed. Implementing strategic sustainable food policies today will be the foundation that will help bridge nutritional gaps and feed India in the future. Climate scientists have long cautioned that heat waves caused by global warming will create obstacles in India’s quest for food security. According to the International Food Policy Research Institute, by 2030 73.9 million Indians will be at risk from hunger; if one were to factor in the effects of climate change this figure increases to 90.6 million.