Still, along with the upbeat atmosphere, a cloud hung over the event. A few firms had recently ceased operations and there was an awareness that the business environment had gotten more complex. On top of that, I heard several times that investors are now pushing harder for profitability. I saw innovation in ingredients, but no real product innovation. It also struck me that fewer companies had alt-meat products at the booth. I thought: When it comes to new product development, is the U.S. falling behind?
Source: A tale of two shows | Alt Meat