Organic and Vegan - Future of Sustainable Diets

As vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian diets are becoming a huge trend, consumers are looking for clean, healthy and organic alternatives for meat and dairy. The recent shift towards plant-based diets is going hand-in-hand with the booming demand for organic certified food. At Tradin Organic, we believe that the combination of organic and plant-based will shape diets over the coming years as the vegan movement grows stronger. This combined trend is driven by consumer motivations, as well as by the intrinsic benefits of organic certified products.

Alternatives for Meat and Dairy

Alternatives for Meat and Dairy

As the awareness of the impact of animal-based proteins is growing, more and more consumers are looking into replacing meat and dairy with plant-based alternatives. Tradin Organic offers a complete range of organic certified ingredients for meat replacers, dairy alternatives, as well as vegan protein powders.

Click here to find out more about our Organic Meat Replacers.

Click here to find out more about our Organic Dairy Alternatives.

Click here to find out more about our Organic Vegan Proteins and Supplements.
 

“Organic and Vegan is the Way to Go”

Wouter Floot, Tradin Organic’s Commercial Director, foresees a strong growth of the organic and vegan market. “If we look at our current customer base, they are already innovating heavily into the direction of organic and vegetarian food. You see huge growth of this market in general. All studies point in this direction. This is a movement you cannot disregard.

The consumption of both organic and vegan food has shown impressive growth over the past few years. When we look at the underlying motivations of consumers, we can see that it is the combination of organic and plant-based that will increasingly become the new mainstream over the coming years. Consumer research shows that the demand for both organic and vegan food is driven by the desire to have more healthy and more sustainable diets. “The current generation of consumers is well-educated and very much aware of the consequences of growing food in a certain manner,” says Wouter Floot. “Organic and vegan, in that very combination, is the way to go.” 

Watch the video of the interview with Wouter Floot for more insights.

Benefits of Organic

Benefits of Organic

Consumers of vegan products prefer organic, because they perceive it as healthier and better for the planet. Our Sustainability Specialist Joost Hamelink highlights several benefits of organic ingredients. “There is a variety of studies that support the environmental benefits of organic farming. These studies show that organic farming can make a difference on key environmental issues that consumers care about. For example, organic farming can help boost soil health and soil carbon sequestration. Because chemical pesticides are not allowed under the organic certification, organic farming is also found to foster biodiversity and to help protect bees and other pollinators.”

Joost Hamelink also stresses the importance of traceability of food ingredients. “Due to the organic certification, our organic food ingredients can be traced throughout the supply chain. This traceability provides the consumer with a direct link to the organic farmers that grow their food.

For more information on the sustainability of our ingredients, click here.