DairyReporter.com caught up with Michael Hiron, commercial manager of lifestyle nutrition at Volac during a visit to the company's headquarters near Cambridge, England.
In this, the second part of our interview with Hiron, he predicted a future where the infant nutrition sector becomes the single largest market for whey protein.
"If I had to make a guess now, I would say that now and in the future the two biggest areas that will consume specifically whey protein will be the sports nutrition market and the infant nutrition market," said Hiron.
"China has this insatiable appetite for protein at the moment for infant nutrition products."
"Obviously if China goes down the route of getting rid of this one child policy there will be a lot more kids in China as well. So I think in future China will have a big part to play in this. And who knows, the infant nutrition market could end up being the biggest requirement for whey protein globally," he said.