Commentary: The Acceptance of Alternative Proteins, by Thomas Vogelsang, Managing Director, National Association of the German Meat Industry e.V.
We ask stakeholders from industry, associations and politics: "What impact do you think the Corona pandemic has and had on the development and customer acceptance of alternative proteins, and what is your stance on this?"More
In this issue, we ask Thomas Vogelsang, managing director of the German Meat Products Industry Association, for his assessment.
He says that the market for alternative proteins in Germany is developing very dynamically, even if the share of these products in the overall market is still small. Whether plant-based food, in vitro meat or insects will be successful as a basis for meat substitute products in the long term, on the other hand, remains to be seen. In Europe at least, the processes are still largely unknown, and people are rather skeptical about this technology.