Consumers vow to maintain or increase their consumption of animal protein in the next year.
New research from food giant Cargill suggests consumers plan to keep eating meat, fish and eggs at least at the same rate they currently are.
The data shows they will eat animal proteins alongside plant-based ones with more than two-thirds of respondents saying they intend to maintain or increase their consumption of animal protein in the next year.
Four-fifths of participants express interest in plant-based or alternative sources of protein.
Chuck Warta, president of Cargill’s premix and nutrition business said:
“We’re pleased consumers see animal protein as an important part of a healthy diet.
“Dietary guidance consistently emphasizes the benefits of adequate protein intake from a variety of sources. Our aim is to help our livestock, poultry and aquaculture customers meet the growing global demand for protein in the most healthy, productive and sustainable way possible.”
Cargill found 80 percent of survey participants saying animal protein can be part of an environmentally responsible regimen and 93 percent saying it can play an important role in a healthy diet.