Retailers told to stock more UK lamb amid vegan expansion

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Farmers have challenged Tesco and Asda to boost the availability of British lamb amid plans for the retailers to expand their plant-based food offering.

The supermarket giants recently unveiled their intentions to substantially grow their ranges of plant-based foods.

Tesco announced plans to grow the sales of plant-based meat alternatives by 300% over the next five years.

Meanwhile, Asda has become the first UK supermarket to launch a vegan aisle – entirely dedicated to plant-based food.

But the National Sheep Association (NSA) criticised the retailers for dressing up ‘mass-produced, industrialised processed foods’ as sustainable food options.

The group questioned the retailers’ motives and disputed the sustainability claims being used in their reasoning.

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