One of the greatest challenges the world is facing today is ensuring that the growing population has access to adequate, nutritious, and sustainable food. The global food system is under pressure to address this challenge, and this pressure is particularly high in the livestock production segment. The global consumption of beef, veal, poultry, and pork has grown by 30% in the last 15 years, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The demand for meat will continue to grow more than 13% in the next 10 years. Plant-based meat analog is an attractive option to address some of these challenges and provide a sustainable and nutritious alternative to meat.
The revolution of plant-based meat arises from cutting-edge innovation involved in the processing and manufacturing of meatless substitutes. As the industry faces increasing demand, it is essential for companies to comprehend developing technologies and ingredients in this market from a global perspective.
An increasing number of consumers opt for food and beverage products that they perceive to be “clean” or “natural.” Gluten-free, non-GMO, no artificial colors, organic, grass-fed, and preservative-free are claims consumers pay attention to in their quest for cleaner, greener living.Continue reading
The concept of healthy living has evolved over the years to include a holistic approach to self-care. This promotes the notion of eating healthy and organic foods, taking supplements, using cleaner personal care products, exercising, and managing stress.
In their quest for greener and cleaner living, an increasing number of consumers opt for food and beverage products that they perceive to be “clean” or “natural.” Products with claims such as gluten-free, non-GMO, no artificial colors or preservatives, organic, and grass-fed are gaining more space at retailers’ shelves. Kline’s findings from the already-conducted Clean Label in Food and Beverages consumer survey indicate that slightly more than half of the respondents feel that purchasing natural/clean-labeled food products is essential or very important to them. They also cite that natural/clean foods have a positive effect on their health.Continue reading