In addition, using resources suitable for human food as feed ingredients has been questioned, both for ethical and economic reasons. Future fish and animal production will require competitive and sustainable feed ingredients produced from non-food resources. Feed ingredients need to be used more efficiently, for example by genetic improvement of animals and optimal feed resource allocation across species.
Identifying and introducing novel feed resources to the market will improve Norway’s ability to produce more food with fewer imported resources. The Norwegian salmon industry is expected to expand substantially by 2050. If this industry becomes less reliant on imported feeds, it will be more robust and sustainable with less impact on the environment.
These goals coincide with a worldwide need for an increase in food production by 2050, and as pointed out by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization this must largely come from efficiency-enhancing technologies. Foods of Norway aims to develop such technologies, and to transfer that knowledge to the global feed and food industries.