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Plant-Based Meat Substitutes: A Promising Pathway to Enhance Food Security

Plant-Based Meat Substitutes: A Promising Pathway to Enhance Food Security

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The Marcos administration faces a significant decision concerning the future of food security in the Philippines. The Department of Agriculture (DA) has unveiled a plan to increase domestic meat production by a staggering 500 percent before the current administration’s term ends. However, Roberto Galang, the dean of Ateneo de Manila’s John Gokongwei School of Management (JGSOM), believes there is an alternative path to ensuring food security while addressing some pressing environmental concerns. In an interview, he passionately argued that cultivating the plant-based meat substitute industry would be a part of a broader strategy for enhancing food security. Galang’s perspective is based not merely on conjecture but on a well-founded understanding of economic and environmental factors. O...