(CNN) - Companies that sell meatless products have grown astronomically due to high demand.
Sales of plant-based foods grew 11% from 2018 to 2019.
A United Nations report found that meat alternatives will grow so much that by 2040, 60% of the world’s meat likely won’t come from slaughtered animals.
Impossible Foods, one of the leading companies making meatless alternatives, said demand is so high it's causing a shortage.
Its competitor, Beyond Meat, is also savoring similar success.
Its strategy is to sell plant-based products where meat-eaters are shopping.
Experts say demand is fueled by consumers looking to make their diets healthier and reduce their impact on the environment without sacrificing taste.