(中国食品科学技术学会植物基食品分会 北京 100048)
(Plant-based Foods Society of the Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology， Beijing 100048)
Objective: To clarify the characteristics and direction of the development of plant-based foods in China， provide insight into the development needs of plant-based foods industry， refine the trade consensus of industrial science， technology and policies， as well guide and standardize industrial development. Method: The relevant experts in academic and industrial circles were organized to form this consensus after extensive discussions through enquiries， literature retrieval and seminars. Results: Plant-based food is a new category that has similar quality characteristics to animal food and meets the nutritional needs of consumers. The development of plant-based foods is helpful to optimize the diet structure of residents and improve nutrition and health level， realize efficient utilization of food resources and guarantee food security in China. The processing of plant-based foods should achieve the goals of high-quality protein， rich nutrition， true texture， excellent flavor， similar color， and so on. Policy guidance and support for the plant-based foods trade should be strengthened to promote the high-quality development of China's plant-based foods industries. Conclusion: Plant-based foods meet the strategic needs of national sustainable development， and should be innovated and improved constantly in science， technology， laws and regulations.