Now that we’ve wrapped up another month and another year, take a minute to catch up on our most-read food industry articles from December.

#1. Turning Packaging Waste into Plant Food

In an effort to minimize the environmental impact of food and beverage packaging, more companies are making the switch to compostable materials. We take a closer look at what “compostable” really means and some of the latest product innovations in this category.

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#2. Plant-Based and Sustainability Lead 2020 Predicted Food Trends

Several food companies and research organizations presented their predictions for the biggest food trends of 2020. When we compared the lists, these trends stood out above the rest. 

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#3. USDA Food Price Outlook for 2019 and 2020

The USDA recently reviewed food price data from October 2018 through October 2019 and predicted pricing trends for 2020.  

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#4. Getting to Green: Consolidation, Regulation, and the Recycling of Food Production Facilities

Recycling isn’t just a topic for food packaging. This piece by Jeffrey Counsell of Global Food Properties discusses the retrofitting and reuse of existing food processing facilities.

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#5. Top 3 TED Talks from 2019 for the Food Industry

Looking for a good excuse to watch videos at work? We found a few informative food-related TED talks to help you out. 

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