Here at Polestar, we have written some interesting blog posts on food trends. I have written one on the edible insect market, while Oli researched the West’s relationship with meat, and Joe covered the horsemeat scandal. Safe to say, we all have an interest in food topics.
But the food trends are all good and dandy – as long as they are sustainable. In Oli’s article, he covered that people in the UK are eating less and less meat. Consumption has fallen 17%. This obviously raises some eyebrows in the vegan markets. While the vegan industry sounds very tree-hugger… Is it actually sustainable? I found an interesting article that covers sustainability in all kids of diets:
I thought the conclusion to the research was definitely interesting. With documentaries and a lot of information on the internet, like Seaspiracy, I would have always assumed a vegan diet is the light at the end of the tunnel. But I was surprised to read that it may not be, and that it’s important to understand both sides of the equation.
Whether vegan or insect, the alternative market is definitely worth keeping an eye on, especially as more and more consumers become aware of how important their diets impact the environment. Through our previous deals within agriculture and research done within this area, Polestar would love to help expand your business in this growing field.
The most sustainable diets according to the study were vegetarian diets, with lacto-vegetarianism occupying first place.