Risks and opportunities for transition: The protein transition compared to the new concept of upcycled foods

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This study is about the transition from our current food system to a sustainable food system. By comparing two sub-transitions, it is examined how this transition can be best and most rapidly achieved. The transition from the newer concept of upcycling to food is compared to the protein transition, which has been going on for a longer period of time. Using the 'Changing the Game' transition model, various respondents were interviewed about both transitions. In this way, it was possible to determine the current stage of both sub-transitions and how the protein transition has evolved over the years. Over the years, the protein transition has experienced many risks and successes. This research shows that there are several things that the transition of upcycling can learn from the protein transition. It is important to consider these lessons for the future of the transition of upcycling, as this can accelerate the achievement of a sustainable food system. Furthermore, it is important to remember that a transition is always an ongoing learning process, as it involves working towards something new and unfamiliar. We can learn from previous transitions, but also continue to learn during the transition itself.
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