Chinese firms bet on plant-based meat as Covid fuels healthy eating trend

Topics China | meat | corona

By Martin Quin Pollard BEIJING (Reuters) - A small but growing coterie of Chinese companies are betting on a bright future for plant-based meat products as consumers take their health more seriously in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though still a niche business compared to China's giant meat supply chain, vegetarian alternatives to meat are gaining ground following health scares like the novel coronavirius and African swine fever, analysts and industry insiders said.

U.S.-based Beyond Meat Inc said last week it had signed.....

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