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Which Are the Best Vegan Stocks to Invest in?
What You Should Know

Last updated: February 23, 2021

Vegan stock trading involves investing in plant-based companies and ethical businesses, and the future is looking more and more vegan-friendly every year. Now is an excellent time to invest in plant-based meat and plant-based foods.

So which vegan stocks are being traded, and which are the best? Let's take a look.

Investing In A Greener Future

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If you simplify an excellent investment strategy, it boils down to "invest today, in what will be big tomorrow." You are no longer in the minority by choosing plant-based.

In a recent study in Germany, around 50% of 18-24-year-olds claimed they had given up meat products [1].

This means that plant-based food is not just a good investment for your ethics but also your wallet.

If you get in on the ground floor with these plant-based food company stocks, they will only grow. The added benefit is that by investing, you'll be helping that happen. Win-win.

Is Now A Good Time To Invest In Vegan Stocks?

Now is a great time to invest in vegan stocks. We see more plant-based meat companies begin to be traded publicly, and while the market is starting to recognize the green dollar trend, you can still invest in plant-based products like Beyond Meat virtually on the ground floor.

Bear in mind the future is never certain. The markets right now are incredibly volatile, but both ethically and financially, if you have the money to spare, now is an excellent time to throw your investment behind your favorite vegan stocks.

Do You Want to Invest in Vegan or Semi-Vegan?

Before we take a look at which stocks you can invest in, you need to decide why you're doing this. Do you only want to invest in a completely vegan company, or will a company with flagship vegan products be good enough?

Are you here to ride the rise of plant-based stock to the bank, or are you genuinely looking to invest with your ethics and beliefs in plant-based companies that share them with you?

There is already a growing trend in the vegan community to shun products from companies that aren't "authentic" and aren't entirely plant-based.

8 Best Vegan Stocks To Invest In

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1. Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND)

Beyond Meat is at the very heart of the plant-based revolution. This is a company that has been around long enough to enjoy a pedigree status and has even found their plant-based meat sold in chain restaurants, the likes of Carl's Jr and Del Taco.

It doesn't look like Beyond Meat is going anywhere but up, and if you need any further proof of why this might make a smart investment, then take a bite of a Beyond Meat burger and let your doubts melt away.

It's sinfully good and could even convert the most fanatic meat lover. Beyond Meat, stocks have traded with profit as high as 1,427% in the past, and there is no reason they won't again.

2. Else Nutrition (OTCMKTS:BABYF)

It's fun to get excited about the stock market, and Else Nutrition is just the kind of company that can inspire that feeling. Not only is this an innovative product that I'm glad is making it to market, but it also presents an incredible opportunity to invest on the ground floor.

Else Nutrition specializes in whole food plant-based nutrition for infants. This is an almond and tapioca-based milk for toddlers, but they are working on plant-based milk for newborns.

As the current generation is overwhelmingly moving towards plant-based living, expect them to stick to that as they become parents themselves.

3. Maple Leaf Foods (OTCMKTS:MLFNF)

Maple Leaf Foods is an example of a stock that isn't entirely vegan, but it could be in the future. After this frozen food giant moved into the green market with their Greenleaf subdivision, sales profits increase from 6% to as much as 30%.

Business is business, but this is an example of a company that will watch shift focus and gears to meet the market. As an early adopter compared to other frozen foods distribution companies, this will further those profits. They will be switching to more animal-based products and food and will likely become a well-known exclusively vegan foods distributor.

4. Burcon NutraScience (OTCMKTS:BUROF)

Behind every veggie burger or sausage is a company like Burcon NutraScience. While you might not see their name on the packaging, they're the geeks in the lab who go through extracting the plant protein, which is a job most big names like Beyond outsource.

Extracting protein from plants has come a long way but getting high-quality protein in large amounts in the cheapest method possible is actual science.

This is why a company like Burcon who has over 20 years of experience and has just signed a massive supply deal with Nestle, will see its stock soar in the coming years.

5. The Very Good Food Company (OTCMKTS:VRYYF)

If you're looking to get in on the ground floor with a young food company that will be big, then The Very Good Food Company is a great tip. They have dominated Canada's west coast but until now haven't moved out of their home market. But this may be about to change.

In 2020 sales were up as much as 226%. This remarkable growth has led to two new facilities gearing up to open in Vancouver and California.

This will give the company its first taste of a genuinely countrywide market and introduce new customers to what many call the best food you can have without murdering animals.

Bonus: Vegan Companies Going Public In 2021

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Unfortunately, you can't just invest in whatever company you personally really like or believe in. They have to publicly trade their stocks, which means you can be left disappointed if you've got a hot local prospect or a gut intuition. Don't worry, though, because some established and fascinating stocks will be going public in 2021 [2].

6. Dr. Martens (Semi-Vegan)

The vegan arm has seen a massive resurgence in popularity for the bootmaker, and they've embraced that cultural shift in a big way with a complete line of vegan boots. The IPO went to market in January with initial interest making it likely Dr. Martens will release more stocks.

7. Oatly (Vegan)

If you haven't tried Oatly products yourself, then you no doubt have had it in your vegan latte's or as an ingredient in the vegan cake you love or other food you buy locally. It is a giant in the plant-based milk industry, and the texture and taste mean it is only going to continue to grow.

8. Natural Order Acquisition Corp (Vegan-ish)

This company could very well be the Nestle or Unilever of the future, except hopefully more vegan and ethical. They are buying up vegan and plant-based companies and products and bringing them together under one umbrella.

FAQs

Is the vegan stock market growing?

Yes, as more and more consumers become vegan, plant-based stock prices are soaring. This is a trend that is set to continue, and even if they don't believe in the movement themselves, big money is starting to follow.

Can you invest in Impossible Meats stocks?

No, at the moment, Impossible Meats stocks are not publicly traded. This might change in the future, but for now, they are only looking for private investors. This is stated on both their website and in interviews.

Will Impossible Meats ever go public?

In an interview with the Impossible Meats CEO Patrick Brown, it doesn't seem likely that an IPO is in the near future. There are a few reasons why they don’t believe it’s the right fit for their company, and they have ample interest from private investors.

Should You Be Investing In Vegan Stocks?

Yes, now is a great time to invest in vegan stocks.

The vegan lifestyle and the food products that go with it have seen massive growth due to the younger generation emphatically rejecting meat and cattle farming. It’s a booming industry that will continue to go from strength to strength.

Look at how much the world has changed in just the past decade. We've gone from Quorn or GTFO to being spoiled for choice in the supermarket, and the shift is even more impressive on restaurant menus.

This trend will continue, and if you can find the right investment opportunity and the right company you could stand to benefit. Not only are you putting your money quite literally where your mouth is and standing for something, but you could make a pretty penny or two as well.

Agree with our list? Do you know of any exciting vegan IPO opportunities? Let us know in the comments below.

I am not a financial advisor, and this article is not intended as financial advice.

References:

  1. https://vegconomist.com/studies-and-numbers/conscious-consumerism-young-consumers-want-less-meat-and-packaging/
  2. https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/vegan-food-market

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