Currently, 50% of all habitable land and 70% of available water used are for agriculture. 70 billion chickens are slaughtered each year. 93% of the world’s marine fisheries are operating beyond sustainable fishing levels. And every year, nearly 690 million humans go hungry.
The COVID-19 pandemic worsens food insecurity, food safety, and access for many communities. Furthermore, cities projected to face rapid population growth and wealth increase are experiencing surges in demand for poultry and fish as opposed to red meat.
While there is increasing activity in utilizing plant-based and cultivated approaches to create meat alternatives, more work is needed to make it widespread.
THE WINNING TEAM will develop multiple consistent cuts of raw chicken breasts or fish fillets (115g or 4oz) that replicate and outperform conventional chicken or fish. XPRIZE invites anyone, anywhere to compete, including food scientists, technologists, and innovators.REGISTER NOW