Increased Consumer Demand
Demand for plant-based foods is increasing globally and has been outpacing the growth of conventional products in Canada. (+26 % vs +9 % Nielsen Research 52 weeks to January 2, 2021, $s)
Two thirds (67%) of Canadians consume plant-based foods frequently, and 31% of Canadians plan to eat more plant-based foods within the next year (Leger Research, 2021.)
Canada as a Leading Producer
Did you know that Canada is home to an incredible number of entrepreneurial plant-based companies? They are creating new innovative plant-based foods and ingredients, sourcing inputs from across the country, creating jobs, and further establishing Canada’s position.
As the demand on our food supply grows, and Canada continues to look for ways to innovate and lead in a global market – the plant-based foods industry is one to watch.
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Our current food systems are widely acknowledged as one of the contributors to many of the most pressing issues facing a global population.
Plant-based foods can be part of the solution to issues that are top of mind for many consumers, companies, and governments, and offer real advantages when it comes to water, land usage and carbon emissions.
By encouraging Canadians to include more plant-based foods in their diets more often, we can contribute to building a more sustainable world.
The plant-based industry is making it easy to explore new ways to add variety to weekly meals, whether that is trying new recipes, mains or making easy swaps in old favourites.
Taste is key and the industry is continuously evolving to produce products that are indecipherable from their animal-based versions or offer unique tastes for those who are looking for something different.
Great tasting, innovative and easy to prepare – plant-based foods have never been more accessible.