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Consumers’ Desire for Health, Environmental Concerns Drive Alternative Meat Market
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Consumers’ Desire for Health, Environmental Concerns Drive Alternative Meat Market

09 August 2021

Diners are embracing alternative meats in their quest to find health during the pandemic and beyond.

By Lisa Parrish, GMC Editor

Healthy eating is not a new trend. What consumers consider “healthy” has drastically changed in the last few years. Plant-based foods and specifically meat alternatives are shaping up to become a driving food trend well into the 2020s.

According to Allied Research, the global meat substitute market will nearly double by 2027, coming in $8,823.6 million. Consumers are choosing alternative meats after weighing the benefits of personal health, environmental concerns and animal welfare in addition to the advantages of clean label and natural products.

Culinary instructors interested in brushing up on their alternative meat knowledge may be interested in an article focusing on the current state of meat alternatives. Readers will find out about the texture and taste of alternative meats, how plant-based meat compares to lab-grown meat alternatives and the health benefits of alternative meat. Grilling alternative meats is also discussed.

Click here to read the alternative meat story, “Everything a Grill Master Needs to Know about Alternative Meat.”

Click here to read a past GMC article on the world’s first clean poultry production.