The damage that meat production is having on our environment has spurred an increase in the production of alternative and sustainably-sourced foods. Consumers are seeking new products that echo the values of their health-conscious lifestyles and we’re seeing brands push boundaries to accommodate their demands. Many of us are embracing these innovative new ideas, even the likes of edible insects. The Guardian reported that "a third of Britons think we'll be eating insects by 2029". In a recent conversation, our Food & Beverage specialist Charles Lanceley and our Global Head of Food Jeff Robards shared their insights about the future of healthier, sustainable snacking products, including which brands are going to be the winners.
What’s exciting about the sector right now is the tremendous growth you're seeing from entrepreneurial brands, from new companies and owners that are passionate about bringing to market something that pushes the envelope in terms of what’s available to the consumer right now.