The Blue Horizon Foundation is a non-profit principle investment firm operating out of Zurich, Switzerland. Roger Lienhard founded the Blue Horizon Foundation in 2017 to support the development of a sustainable global food system, increased global food security, enhanced global health, and improved animal rights. The Blue Horizon Foundation offers capital invest to food, agriculture, and media companies.
The company believes the growing global demand for animal proteins are driven by the worlds growing population (10+ billion by 2050), increased life expectancy, and rising per capita income in the developing world. The Blue Horizon Foundation predicts that from 2012 to 2050 we will need a 40% increase in grain production, and from 2017 to 2050 we will need to increase beef production by 70%, to meet global food demands.
- Plant-based meatPlant-based meat products are made to mimic properties found within natural meats and are considered to be meat substitutes. They are made using plant and other non-animal products to look, taste, and feel like meat products. Examples include: seitan, falafel, tempeh, Tofurky, Beyond Meat burgers, and Mock duck.
- Clean meatClean meat is a term coined by The Good Food Institute representing meat products made using cellular agriculture and tissue engineering techniques. Other terms for clean meat include: cultured meat, in-vitro meat, and synthetic meat.
- Cellular agricultureCellular agriculture is an interdisciplinary scientific field drawing from synthetic biology, genetic engineering, molecular biology, tissue engineering, biochemistry, and food science to design organisms capable of producing a wide variety of agricultural products.