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Sustainability goals

We at SimSuFoodS want to contribute to more sustainable food consumption.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) listed below summarize all the challenges we face to create a sustainable world for all. We at SimSuFoodS want to contribute where we can and our focus is primarily on combating climate change, contributing to sustainable consumption and production, no hunger, ecosystems and biodiversity, and good health and well-being.

Fighting climate change

Climate change is a real and undeniable threat to our entire civilization. As greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, we risk reaching an average global warming of more than two degrees, which would have serious consequences for ecosystems, ocean acidification, human security, food production, water availability, health and increased risk of natural disasters.

Food consumption accounts for more than 20% of Swedish consumers' greenhouse gas emissions, with three quarters of the emissions occurring outside Sweden's borders.

To slow down global warming, the majority of climate experts believe that we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the food sector, mainly by reducing and changing the consumption of animal products, with meat and dairy products together accounting for 65% of greenhouse gas emissions from food consumption.

Vegetable proteins generally have lower emissions than animal proteins (see extract from RISE, open list on the right). The corresponding figure for our products is below 0.5 kg CO2e/kg finished dish.

Using SimSuFoodS products instead of meat* reduces greenhouse gas emissions by about 9 kg CO2e per kg of finished dish. Our products have a low footprint as they do not require water to be transported and are very space efficient. They also do not require refrigeration or freezer management.

*Average emissions from meat

Sustainable consumption and production

The UN has set a target to halve global per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030, and to reduce food waste along the entire food chain. Our dry products with a long shelf life and no need for refrigeration and freezing can be a small part of this.

Looking at the animal value chain, the energy exchange from animal feed to meat is less than 20% during the life of the animal, i.e. less than 20% of the energy in the animal feed ends up in the meat on the plate. The remainder is lost as heat and other by-products. Currently, close to 45% of global cereal production is used for animal feed.

As a result of global warming, we also see an increased risk of natural disasters that could affect global food production, making it even more important to ensure efficient food production value chains where plant-based value chains are much more efficient.

No hunger

UN agencies warn that we are at a critical juncture if we are to reach the global goal of eradicating world hunger by 2030. It is estimated that 660 million people will suffer from hunger by 2030 unless world leaders act.

At SimSuFoodS, we strive to simplify the value chain from raw material to finished dish. Our products, both existing and upcoming, are dry and space efficient with a high protein content and long shelf life. Our goal is therefore to develop products and solutions suitable for auxiliary shipments.

Ecosystems and biodiversity

Sustainable ecosystems and biodiversity are the basis for our life on Earth. Meeting humanity's needs for food, energy, water, minerals and raw materials without damaging biodiversity and ensuring sustainable use of ecosystem services is a crucial challenge for our survival.

While ruminants such as cows emit methane gas, which is a powerful greenhouse gas, grazing by cows also promotes biodiversity for both insects and birds and creates open landscapes. Introducing grassland (grass and clover) into the crop rotation also promotes good soil health and yields.

SimSuFoodS products are perfectly suited to be used together with animal raw materials to create so-called "hybrids". In this way, we can keep the climate impact and costs down, while preserving ecosystems and biodiversity. We think this climate-smart pan-fried beef is a good example.

Good health and well-being

Good health is a fundamental condition for people to reach their full potential and to contribute to the development of society. In Sweden we generally have very good conditions for good public health, but we are also seeing an increase in a number of different welfare diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

Reducing our intake of animal foods in favor of plant-based foods can also provide positive health effects, but also places greater demands on, for example, getting enough minerals and the right amino acids.

Read more HERE about how we SimSuFoodS work actively with health linked to our products.