Plant-Based Meat Alternative Sales Experiencing Pandemic Boost

The coronavirus pandemic has given a big boost to sales of plant-based meat as consumers search for protein amid the current health crisis. While processing plants are now close to normal production, the meat sector struggled with the closure of plants and reduced production as thousands of employees became ill and dozens died of COVID-19. Some resulting price spikes due to decreased supply may be one factor in causing consumers’ eyes to turn to alternative sources of protein. Figures recently released by the Plant Based Foods Association showed sales growth of plant-based meat exceeded that of meat during the “peak panic buying” period of the pandemic. Read More at Agri-Pulse

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