Last updated Jan 05 2017
- Once a little-known concept among the public, functional foods—or foods with health benefits beyond basic nutrition—are becoming a subject of high interest and high demand.
- In 2017, the spotlight will shine on what qualifies a food to be marketed as “healthy.”
- When it comes to the factors that play into consumers’ food and beverage purchasing decisions, the 2016 Food and Health Survey found that “sustainability” marked its largest increase since the question was first asked in 2011.
- There are no signs that the health halo around protein will be knocked off in 2017.
- Whether it’s connected to the increased consumption of whole grains or not, pasta could be mounting a comeback.
- CRISPR, (“clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats”), a form of biotechnology that edits an organism’s own genes in a highly targeted way, rather than splicing in genes from other organisms (or “transgenics”), is poised to go mainstream.
- America’s favorite hot beverage will gain even more steam in 2017, with demand growing in the U.S. far more quickly than in other markets and setting new records.