Meat companies investing in plant-based options praised

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
National,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 1:48p.m.
Sunfed meat free meat. Photo / Sunfed Facebook page
Sunfed meat free meat. Photo / Sunfed Facebook page

Meat companies investing in plant-based options are being praised by the industry for their initiative.

This comes after Dunedin's Craft Meat Company announced it's launching a new no meat mince, made out of things like mushrooms, almonds and soy protein.

Beef and Lamb NZ chief executive Rod Slater says it's good a meat company can recognise the market for alternatives.

"I think it's someone in the industry is showing initiative and recognising what is quite probably significant high consumer demand, so I take my hat off to them."

He doesn't think the product will reduce demand for traditional mince.

"So I think it just adds to the repertoire that is available. I don't care that it's not traditional mince at all, and I don't think they do either as a meat company. I think it recognises that there are consumers out there who want to try something meat free and this is a very good alternative."

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