Beyond Meat is one of the plant-protein based choices in the Canadian marketplace.  |  Paul Yanko photo

Plant protein needs products beyond bogus-burgers

Will the plant protein craze propel farmers into a better-balanced production system and safer markets? There are lots of reason to hope for that as many food industry experts say they see the present surge of interest in non-meat protein as a developing trend rather than a short-term food fad. If demand for pulse and […] Read more

Beef and pork consumption started declining in 1983 but has made a strong turnaround since 2014.  |  File photo

Meat safe from plant trend: analyst

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Increasing amounts of alternative protein sources are being sold in grocery stores amid great fanfare and intensive marketing. That might have meat producers pondering their futures. Plant-based competitors to meat, such as Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger, are in the market for the long-term and most people are likely to […] Read more

Plant-based proteins and meats cultured from animal cells in a laboratory are gaining more attention and Tyson spokesperson Justin Ransom argued these products may help feed a swelling global population expected to hit nine billion by 2050. | Reuters photo

U.S. meat company invests in alternative protein products

HOUSTON, Texas — Major meat companies including Tyson Foods are investing in alternative protein production. Plant-based proteins and meats cultured from animal cells in a laboratory are gaining more attention and Tyson spokesperson Justin Ransom argued these products may help feed a swelling global population expected to hit nine billion by 2050. “Unless you have […] Read more