VEGETARIAN FOOD SALES SHOW GROWTH

CHICAGO - Vegetarian food sales in the United States are forecast to increase at an inflation-adjusted annual rate of 3.6% through 2010, according to Mintel, an international research group here.In fact, Mintel forecasts U.S. sales of vegetarian food to grow to more than $1.7 billion in the next five years.Healthy growth is on the horizon even though just 3% of the more than 1,000 adult respondents

CHICAGO - Vegetarian food sales in the United States are forecast to increase at an inflation-adjusted annual rate of 3.6% through 2010, according to Mintel, an international research group here.

In fact, Mintel forecasts U.S. sales of vegetarian food to grow to more than $1.7 billion in the next five years.

Healthy growth is on the horizon even though just 3% of the more than 1,000 adult respondents called themselves strict vegetarians or vegans in a 2005 Mintel study. Consum

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