As the New Year Approaches, Here Are the Exciting Vegan Food … – VegNews

December 18, 2022 by No Comments

Finding supermarket products with the terms “vegan” or “plant-based” used to be pretty unusual—especially if they looked exactly like meat or dairy. But now, in 2022, most consumers wouldn’t blink an eye at a beef-like burger made with peas, chicken-style nuggets made with soy, or milk made from oats. 

The global plant-based food market is booming like never before. In 2020, it was valued at just over $23 billion, and by 2028, it’s predicted to hit more than $61 billion. This growth is being driven by conscious consumers, but also by brands that continue to provide customers with new, innovative, and exciting plant-based products. 

It’s been a big year for vegan food, and next year is going to be even more exciting. Here, we lay out our vegan food predictions for 2023. But first, let’s take a closer look at growing demand, and reflect on some of the biggest trends of 2022. 

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Vegan food demand

It’s no secret: meat and dairy are bad for the planet. Animal agriculture is responsible for 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, drives deforestation, and uses up valuable resources. To produce just one standard hamburger, it takes more than 3,000 liters of water, for example. And, of course, the industry is also bad for the animals. Every year, billions of cows, pigs, fish, chickens, turkeys, and sheep are slaughtered for food, and most of them (more than 90-percent globally) are kept in cramped, industrialized factory farming conditions. 

These truths about the way most of the world’s food is produced have led many to change the way they eat. While some have gone 100-percent vegan, most people have opted to go flexitarian, which means they are actively reducing the number of animal products they consume. Earlier this year, one study found that more than half of young Americans describe themselves as flexitarian. Further research by Dopsu found that more than 50 percent of Brits aged over 65 are reducing their meat consumption.

This spike in demand has led individual plant-based markets to grow. According to Fortune Business Insights, changing diets will push the dairy-free alternatives market to a value of more than $61 billion by 2029. Likewise, Research and Markets expects the plant-based meat market to exceed $15 billion by 2027. And in 2021, the vegan egg industry accounted for $1.5 billion. 

Vegan food trends in 2022

From a surge in vegan chicken options to Burger King’s meat-free locations, 2022 was the year the plant-based movement went to the next level. It’s safe to say: it’s officially mainstream. 

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