While global plant-based Protein production stands at well over 500 million mt, actually
only 2.5 million mt are used as a protein ingredient for human food consumption – the
remainder is used to feed animals. Among those 2.5 million mt, there are many different
types of Plant-based proteins that all have different purposes. Let's look at this in more
detail and answer four key questions:
What plant-based proteins are and how do they compare to each other?
How does the cost structure of similar plant-based and nonvegan products compare?
If there is a premium for producing plant-based products, is it justified?
How could this premium change over time?