Jake is completely vegan and all our ingredients are plant-based. The shift from the use of animal protein and fat to plant protein and fat is expected to have positive effects on both climate and health. 1,2
The finely ground oats used in Jake are grown on European fields. Oats are considered to be very sustainable, even amongst crops. Compared to other crops like corn or soy, oats consume less fertiliser from the soil they're grown in. Less fertiliser means a reduction in the risk of ground and surface water contamination. Additionally, the dense growth of oats and the fact that oats require less tilling that many other crops result in less erosion. Finally, oats require way less herbicide that most other grains and thus the risk of pollutants and groundwater contamination are low. Oats don't deplete the soil in the same way many other crops do.
Besides the benefits that pea protein is a vegan, non-allergenic (besides potential cross-reactivity with peanut allergy), protein source, pea protein also has low environmental impact. Peas for instance hardly need any fertiliser, as they add nitrogen to the soil itself. Additionally, peas are also less water-intensive than many other protein crops and require less land to be grown. The fats, remaining carbs, and the vitamins and minerals come from Dutch and German suppliers.
With regards to maltodextrin and dextose, this book: carbohydrates in sustainable development, is a bit more elaborate and specific about the different sugars and the effects it has. What we especially love about this book, although it is a bit old, is that it combines relevant scientific research about different kind of sugars from the past years into one reading and focusses on renewable recourses. I linked a google book so you might be able to have a look into it without having to buy a copy.
We're working on further on nicely presentable graphs and such regarding the sustainability of Jake to better visualise the comparison to the average diet. Would make it somewhat more comprehensible or at least more fun to digest. Does this answer your question? Do ask away!