In a new report from environmental group Friends of the Earth, the safety and sustainability of lab-grown and genetically engineered animal replacement products are brought into question — and concludes that there’s not enough data to provide answers. Here are...
The desire for customization is one of the biggest trends making waves in the food industry, especially among younger generations. Millennials love to DIY, which is driving growth in prepared foods and leading restaurants to offer customizable options. Gen...
People often use the terms “vegan” and “plant-based” interchangeably. But according to a recent report from market research and consulting firm Linkage Research, there are notable differences in consumers and who follow the diet.  Popularity and adoption The plant-based food market...
Technomic’s 2018 Ethnic Food & Beverage Consumer Trend Report found that 82% of consumers order ethnic flavors and cuisine, and 32% of those are willing to shell out more for authentic dishes. Aiming for authenticity won’t just bring in...
Sustainably-marketed products accounted for 50% of consumer packaged goods (CPG) growth from 2013 to 2018, according to NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business. Further, products with sustainability claims on-package accounted for 16.6% of the total CPG market in 2018, delivering...
For a long time, frozen food didn’t stand a chance against fresh. But according to market research company NPD Group, the frozen food aisle is getting more crowded. NPD’s The Future of Dinner Report says that last year, people...
2017 is projected to be a profitable year for the food and beverage industry, according to data in the Mazars USA 2017 Food & Beverage Industry Study released last month. Despite the positive outlook, new government regulations, consumer expectations,...
Two-thirds of food industry professionals would buy from food suppliers online if they could, according to our recent survey of 153 processors, suppliers, and retailers. The most enthusiastic group is retailers, with 86% of respondents saying they would buy...
What do sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans -- and even coffee -- have in common? The ability to lower blood pressure, even in high sodium diets, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology. The...
A recent study from the International Food Information Council revealed that adults over 50 are relying on their diet to boost their health. Results of the study were based on survey responses from 1,005 Americans 50 and older. The...

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