Cargill is entering the plant-based protein industry, announcing plans to sell patties and ground products to retailers and restaurants starting in early April. The offerings are part of the company’s “new approach” to the protein market, with Cargill predicting protein demand will increase by 70 percent over the next 30 years. Whether consumers are eating alternative or animal protein, Cargill global protein and salt business leader Brian Sikes says all protein options will be kept on the table.
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