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HERE ARE SOME FACTS RELATING TO THE POPULARITY OF PLANT-BASED PROTEINS: 26% of Americans reduced their meat intake in 2016 36% of Americans eat at least one plant based meal per week 36% of Americans who buys plant based meals, prefer plant based milk/cheese instead. 60% American millennial consume plant based meats The market for non-dairy products is sky rocketing and plant-based meat alternatives are expected to reach $5 billion by 2020. According to the Global Food and Drink Trends 2016 Report, the growing ranks of novel protein sources and potential replacements appeal to the everyday consumer, foreshadowing a profoundly changed marketplace on which what was formerly “alternative� could take over the mainstream. There are several factors affecting the swerve in going plant-based which includes consideration for animal welfare, the use of much cleaner, healthier and more natural ingredients, sustainability and social responsibility. w w w. f o o d b e v m a g . c o m | M a r c h 2 0 1 7

Food & Beverage Magazine March 2017  

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Food & Beverage Magazine March 2017  

On The Cover: SCOTSMAN Premiere Ice Systems • Organic Valley-Organic Butter • FRONT OF THE HOUSE-#PerfectlyPlated Chef • BMI-Mixing Dining a...