UNITED KINGDOM, London. Consumer demand for plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy is rising rapidly, but so should scrutiny over companies' claims on health and sustainability, writes GlobalData.
Dean Best, Food Editor at GlobalData, comments on the situation: „There are health and environmental benefits from eating less dairy and meat – and the markets for plant-based alternatives are growing as a result. However, that is not to say every plant-based alternative to meat and dairy should be without reproach when it comes to the impacts those products could have on health or on the environment.“
The analyst demangs: „Plant-based food manufacturers, riding a wave of demand in many countries, should review the nutritional make-up of the products and their sourcing strategies. As the plant-based market develops, nutrition and the environment could provide companies with an edge against growing competition.“