I have green-type friends and acquaintances who long ago abandoned soy milk and most soy-based products, calling it the “new” corn in that the product is now EVERYWHERE. They switched over to coconut milk, almond-based foods–anything but soy.
Those radicals, of course, are a mega-minority in the United States, but they are also usually ahead of the trend on food issues–and lo and behold, soy-based food products have declined in sales for the past five years.
Advertising Age broke the story this morning, pointing to various trends in food that explains the drop: “rising soybean prices, new alternatives and the fickleness of health-conscious consumers.”
Like my friends!
The article also notes that gluten-free products are the new rage, and my amigos have been on that kick for years. But already, some are complaining and moving on to…well, that's a post for another time.