Plant-based protein to cannibalize meat demand, Cargill CEO says


Reporting by Karl Plume in Chicago; editing by Jonathan Oatis, Reuters

June 4, 2021


(Reuters) - The plant-based protein industry will eat into consumer demand for meat as the rapidly growing sector expands, Cargill Inc Chief Executive Officer David MacLennan said on Friday.


“Our analysis is that in ... three to four years plant-based will be perhaps 10% of the market. We’re a large beef producer and that is a big part of our portfolio. So there’s some cannibalization that will occur,” MacLennan said at a National Grain and Feed Association convention...