Is plant based meat future substitute of meat ?

TechNews Writer
Mon Sep 13, 2021

Right now, the earth’s environment is facing observable risks like climate change, increasing carbon footprints, declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, and biodiversity loss due to species extinction. Plant-based meat is eliminating barriers to behavior change and making a big contribution to mitigating climate change.

According to some scientific research, more than 2400 gallons of water is used to produce one pound of processed meat. Since its roots in the 1990's, plant-based meat is gaining popularity in the 21st century. Depending on the sort of meat and the firm producing it, plant-based meat can be made from a variety of materials. Grains and legumes are common ingredients because they contain proteins, fibers, and starches that can be processed into isolates, flours, and concentrates. Extrusion is a technique that involves putting components through hydration, shearing, and cooking to make them more nearly resemble meat qualities while removing undesired odors, flavors, and textures. As a survey taken by the gall up poll reveals that four in 10 Americans have already tried plant-based meat and more than 60 percent of them are very likely to eat them again.

As this trend continues, by the year 2030, plant-based meat market will rise to a share of 25 percent which results in a reduction of greenhouse gas emission by two percent. Furthermore, official organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), are concerned about carcinogens found in red and processed meats, which may raise the risk of cancer. Eating more plant protein instead of meat, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), may enhance heart health. It also suggests that they may aid in the prevention of a variety of health problems, including hypertension and cardiovascular disease. To keep up with the present trend and growing awareness of the health benefits of plant-based meat over animal meat and growth in government initiatives, companies like Beyond Meat, Amy's, and Field Roast are expanding manufacturing facilities in the United States and spending even more money on research and development. Plant-based meats aren't only here to stay, they may even help to reshape the food industry. As seen by consumer demand and favorable feedback over the last few years. Plant-based meats are the kind of transformation the world needs right now when the climate crisis is creating havoc and many people are suffering from the bad health repercussions of eating too much traditional meat.



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