Changing demographics—and increasing demand for gluten-free products—have put cassava root on the radar in the United States. Victoria Garza, co-founder of Siete Family Foods , a family business making gluten-free tortillas, heard about cassava flour several years ago and even managed to find a little at a Latino market in Austin.
New England’s groundfish season is in full swing, as hundreds of dayboat fishermen from Rhode Island to Maine take to the water in search of the region’s iconic cod and haddock. But this year, several dozen of them are hauling in their catch under the watchful eye of video cameras as part of a new effort to use technology to better sustain the area’s fisheries and the communities that depend on them.
Americans love meat. By year’s end, the average American will have eaten more than 200 pounds of beef, pork, chicken, and turkey combined—a banner year for the animal protein industry. At the same time, many people are also seeking out alternative protein sources.
At the same time, many people are also seeking out alternative protein sources. Whether motivated by concerns for health, animal welfare, or the environment, nearly one-third of Americans practice meat-free days and 35 percent say they’re increasing the amount of non-meat proteins they eat, according to market intelligence agency Mintel. And the number of vegans in the United States has grown six-fold just since 2014—now accounting for around six percent of the population. Read more from the source: Your Pea Protein Primer