Need to catch up on the latest food industry news? Our most-read articles for August range from workplace safety and future planning to trends in plant-based and lab-grown foods.

#1. Is the Food Industry Ready for the Future of Work?

Deloitte and FMI-The Food Industry Association conducted surveys and interviews to find out how companies in the industry are preparing for the future of work. Less than half said they’re ready, and only 40% of suppliers had a clear vision and strategy for going forward.

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#2. The Exploding Plant-Based Food Market

Plant-based sales are on the rise, with meat and dairy alternatives potentially jumping to $162 billion in 2030. A new report from Bloomberg predicts that these sales will ultimately outpace sales of conventional products.

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#3. OSHA Updates COVID Guidance for At-Risk Food Industry Workers

OSHA’s recently updated guidance aims to protect workers in high-risk work environments, such as food manufacturing and processing, and includes health and safety recommendations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated workers. 

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#4. Food Tech Investments Target Safety, Reliability, and Sustainability

Global food tech investments dropped from $13.5 billion in Q1 to $8.9 billion in Q2 of 2021, with investments trending toward creating a safer, more reliable, and more sustainable food system, in light of lessons learned during the pandemic. 

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#5. Consumers Weigh in on Lab-Grown Meat

The results are in — although most consumers still prefer real meat over lab-grown or plant-based alternatives, 1 in 5 are more than ready to give lab-grown meat a try. 

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