Munich / DE. (ghm) According to estimates by the German Vegetarian Union (VEBU), more than ten percent of Germany’s population is vegetarian – a figure which is steadily increasing. Reliable global figures are not yet available, but statistics show that more than one billion people around the globe do not consume meat. The German Bakers’ Confederation (ZV) sees this meatless nutrition trend as a great opportunity for the industry: Together with the Bundesakademie Weinheim (ADB), the confederation advises about the importance of producing vegan bakery products and snacks and provides its members with comprehensive information material – an action that PETA, the animal rights group, recently honoured with the 2015 Progress Award. At iba 2015, that takes place from 12 to 17 September in Munich (Germany), bakers and confectioners will, among other things, be given tips on how to adapt traditional recipes. In the iba forum (hall B3), Bernd Siefert, Grand Pâtissier and newly elected World Confectionery Champion 2015, will on Wednesday 16 September at 11:00 demonstrate that neither milk, cream, butter nor eggs are required for one to conjure delicious cakes and pies. The new area «SnackTrendS» in hall B3 is also dedicated to the production of vegan snacks and other products. Snack experts will, in numerous workshops, take the central stage of the activity area with various presentations and shows as well as give tips on how to successfully market individual snack ideas.