I look to the garden this May and see short bushy rows of green. Chard, lettuce, radish, spinach, mustard greens, kale. In another month, I will have the makings of many meals that feature vegetables. I suppose I've always liked my vegetables. Despite popular lore of children and adults alike feeling dissatisfied with vegetables, I believe the masses do lean toward vegetables playing at least some role, if not the only one, in their meals.

Whatever people's reasons for leaning in the direction for meat free meals, the simple fact remains: Product developers are under pressure to develop more vegetarian options. You, wizards of the lab, have met demand thus far and will continue to do so. We shall all benefit from your sweat and toil! Inspiration lies ahead!

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Formulating vegetarian products!

Healthy Sandwiches
Lifestyle Foods expands its healthy grab-and-go line with new premium sandwiches.

Veggie Pancakes
Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods introduces “seasonally inspired” veggie pancakes.

Vegetarians at the Gates
Some 7% of consumers identify themselves as vegetarian; however, 36% indicate the use of meat alternatives.

Veggie Diets and Health
Vegetarian diets have been linked with reductions in risk for several chronic diseases, including hypertension, but a new study has claimed that they are also associated with reduced death rates.

Kashi Adds to Steam Meals
Kashi has announced the addition of two new Steam Meal varieties.

Good to Grow On
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