Veganism

Cashew cheese, a vegan alternative. Photo: istock/Byheaven

What’s the latest on the ‘flexitarian’ trend?

By Adi Menayang

As a plant-based diet becomes more on trend, analysts from Innova Market Insights reveal “new opportunities to target vegans, vegetarians, non-meat eaters, and non red-meat eaters.”

Vegan is going mainstream, trend data suggests

Vegan is going mainstream, trend data suggests

By Elizabeth Crawford

The appeal and potential for vegan products is expanding beyond the small group of people who avoid animal products for ethical reasons to include the much larger base of consumers seeking healthier, cleaner foods, according to an industry expert. 

“For us to try and increase our market, we have to be very close and particular about how we’re creating textures and tastes, because we’re going after people who know what meat tastes like,” said David McMonigle, marketing director of Vege USA. Pictured: Vegan pepper steak

Special Edition: Plant-based diets

Honey, let’s have vegan tonight

By Maggie Hennessy

Demand for meat alternative products is growing where it’s most expected on retail store shelves—in natural food markets. In traditional markets, awareness is growing as more consumers (including the carnivorous) are starting to think of “meatless” as...

Partial fractionation could improve energy efficiency

How eco-friendly are meat analogues?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Many meat analogues derived from plant proteins may have environmental impacts comparable to animal protein because of inefficient water and energy use in their production, according to associate professor of Food Process Engineering at Wageningen University...

What’s new in the meat-free market?

Special edition: Meat alternatives

What’s new in the meat-free market?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Meat-free burgers, sausages, and other meat analog products have come a long way in recent years, but there is still room for improvement in texture and taste, as companies continue to strive for more meat-like attributes – and a bite of the meat-free...

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