Plant-based hamburger patties are on display during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California

Meat packers add plants to plate as consumers, competition shift

Some major North American meat producers are clearing room on their plates for plant-based substitutes, hedging their bets as consumer tastes shift and high-tech startups seek to create meat alternatives that taste like the real thing. Other meat packers including Canada’s Maple Leaf Foods Inc and German sausage-maker Rügenwalder Mühle are also stepping up production of “meats” made from peas, soy and other crops, predicting stronger sales growth for the segment than its traditional products. Click Here to read more.