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July 11, 2019 - TreeHugger

The humble pea is America's favorite new crop

The humble pea is America's favorite new crop
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Demand for plant-based protein is driving rapid growth, while crops like corn and soy stagnate.

Nobody used to want peas; now everyone does. The little legume has risen to stardom in the world of agricultural commodities, thanks to an increasing interest in plant-based protein. People want to eat less meat and are looking for alternative sources of protein, and products like the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger have raised the pea's profile even more.

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