Study Finds Even Carnivores are Buying More Meat Subsitutes

August 20, 2013 by  
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Image via Shutterstock . A recent study by Mintel shows that it’s not just vegetarians who enjoy meat substitutes on their plates. As meat becomes more expensive and global demands grows, carnivores are experimenting with replacements such as tempeh, tofu, seitan, and veggie burgers. The survey finds that 36 percent of US shoppers buy meatless products, even though only 7 percent identified themselves as vegetarians . In 2012, the sales of meat substitutes rose 8% from the beginning of the decade to gross $553 million. Read the rest of Study Finds Even Carnivores are Buying More Meat Subsitutes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beth bloom , environmental footprint , global meat consumption , in vitro beef , insect farm , meat alternative , meat replacement , mintel , mock poultry , npr , protein , seitan , tempeh , the salt , tofu , vegetable burger        

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