Discussion about Protein Sources to Promote a Healthy Alimentation

Next June 14 at 6 pm in the Salón Blanco of the Municipality of La Plata, Pauline Herrmann and Margot Delaporte, from the Fundación Biosfera, will present the discussion Fuentes de Proteínas de Origen Vegetal y Animal (“Animal and Vegetal Protein Sources”). The goal of this event is to explain the pros and cons of different protein sources. They will present an elaborated report to raise awareness and promote a change or an adaptation of one’s alimentation.

Knowing that people in Argentina are large-scale meat consumers, and that many problems are emerging from the production methods used, Herrmann and Delaporte are presenting animal-based proteins in opposition with plant-based protein sources, like beans and soy, that remain little-known and relevant on different levels.
The project focuses on beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas, soy, beef, pork, and chicken. These different protein sources are analyzed and compared on different aspects: nutritional, technical and economical, environmental and social.

The following topics, among others, will also be discussed:

  • the importance of proteins in alimentation;
  • portions;
  • macro-nutriments;
  • biochemical composition;
  • protein quality;
  • the challenge for health;
  • the current production situation;
  • soy market in Argentina;
  • the impact on global warming; and
  • aspecialized environmental analysis.

The attendance to this discussion is free. It is addressed to a general public, and is presented by two students from the École nationale supérieure d’agronomie et des industries alimentaires located in Nancy, France, who are trainees in the Fundación Biosfera. After a six-month research training in New Zealand and Australia, they choose the Fundación as the next partner for their project. They conduct a sustainable development project, focusing on the important topic of environmental and healthy alimentation.

For more information: Fundación Biosfera — 16 nº 1611, La Plata

Tel: 457-3477

Facebook: @fundacion.biosfera