Rising popularity of vegan dog food raises questions

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(FINANCIAL TIMES) – Consumer concerns about health and the environment are spurring the rise of a new meat-free category: pet food.

Amid growing pet ownership fuelled by the pandemic, owners want to apply their own dietary habits and values to their animals, and are willing to pay more to do so. This has led to the launch of products from plant-based dog food to pet treats made from insects, say executives and analysts.