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The Latest Trends in Plant-Based Foods

Mar 8, 2023 1:36:00 PM posted in Lifestyle, Food Trends

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Plant-based foods have been an integral part of human diets since the beginning of civilization as the earlier humans were hunter-gatherers who lived on a diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

While new plant-based foods such as tofu and soy milk made inroads in the 20th century, a wide range of plant-based foods including vegan meat alternatives, dairy-free cheeses, and plant-based milks made from nuts, seeds, and grains, have become staples on many American dining tables over the first two decades of the 21st century.

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Wasted Food and Food Insecurity

Dec 2, 2022 2:41:00 PM posted in Lifestyle

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One of the traditions Americans celebrate during the holiday season is sharing bountiful meals with families and friends, yet some in our society will go hungry despite an enormous amount of food waste in our country.

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New Food Trends for the Holidays

Nov 16, 2022 9:51:00 AM posted in Lifestyle, Food Trends

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The centerpiece of many holiday get-togethers is the food shared by family and friends.

Over the years what has been laid out on these merry holiday tables has changed with the prevailing food trends from the Depression Era stable Jell-O salad in the 1930s to innovative use of Spam in the World War II era to the “far out” fondue pots of melted cheese in the 1970s to recent opposites of bacon-in-every-dish to kale salads.

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A Look Ahead: Food Business Trends for 2023

Oct 6, 2022 11:07:00 AM posted in Sustainability, Lifestyle, Food Trends

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As the nights become brisker and Halloween spirits sneak into sight, thoughts in the food industry turn toward candy, turkeys, and keeping America’s festive holiday tables fully stocked.

This is also the time of the year when food business experts break out their crystal balls and conjure up what will be the food trends to watch in 2023.

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Food Sustainability: Farm and Food Collaboration is Key

Jul 8, 2022 2:26:00 PM posted in Traceability, Sustainability, Lifestyle

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Food sustainability may be the hottest topic in the food and beverage industry right now with public expectations growing daily to “get it right” for the future of the planet.

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More Than UX: Successful Software Companies Understand CX

Apr 25, 2022 10:43:00 AM posted in Lifestyle

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IT industry watchers expect tech budgets in 2022 to return to pre-pandemic levels and beyond as companies continue to fast-track digital transformation projects.

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Understanding What Makes Kosher Food Kosher

Feb 3, 2022 10:30:00 AM posted in Lifestyle

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Even those that are not close followers of Judaism probably know that kosher food pertains to Jewish dietary laws regarding food and beverage.

What exactly makes kosher food kosher, however, is a mystery to many.

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The Fine and Not So Fine Print: Understanding Food Labels

Jan 27, 2022 12:30:00 PM posted in Safety, Lifestyle

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When it comes to food labels, there is the fine print and the not so fine print. Both are equally important when it comes to food safety and the sustainability of food we purchase and consume.

“Reading labels can help you make informed food choices,” says the National Institute of on Aging

The fine print includes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nutrition Facts, which includes key details such as calories and nutritional make-up per serving size, and the product’s ingredients list, vital information, especially for those with food allergies.

While the fine print is normally found on the back of a product, the not so fine print can be found anywhere with “sell by”, “use by” and “best if used by” dates printed discreetly in random spots.

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What 2022 Will Bring in New Food Trends

Dec 23, 2021 9:15:00 AM posted in Lifestyle

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Just when folks thought the pandemic was winding down, another variant occurs, and folks are suddenly wondering if they will be able to eat out again like they used to. No surprise, a lot of the food trends and approaches for 2022 are expected to be influenced by social distancing and everything we had to do for the last year and a half adjusting lifestyles. Fortunately, some of the trends are definitely focusing on why food is such a draw, and bringing the experience to people's doorsteps.

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