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Published 2021

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Publication details

Publisher : Nofima AS

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 978-82-8296-702-0

Publication type : Nofima’s reports

Contributors : Grimsby, Sveinung; Gonera, Antje; Ueland, Øydis

Series : Nofima rapportserie 39/2021

Year : 2021

Research areas

Market studies


If you have questions about the publication, you may contact Nofima’s Chief Librarian.

Kjetil Aune
Chief Librarian


Plant-based food and sustainability has gained interest for several reasons. In the period 2016 to 2020 there
has been a rapid growth in sales of plant-based food products in Norway. This applies to both meat substitutes,
ready-to-eat vegetarian foods and plant-based dairy replacers. However, Norwegian plant-based products are
relatively poorly represented. In addition, the new plant-based products have a fairly short lifespan. Only two
out of ten products are still among the top ten after the five-year period. The plant-based food categories can,
with few exceptions, refer to foreign manufacturing and soy-based products.


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