Fresh Food


Trends in Fresh Food for 2016

by April 20th, 2016

  The global fresh food market grew by 2 percent in 2015, reaching 2.2 billion tonnes. Home cooking made a return in Western Europe and North America which led to more consumers buying fresher ingredients. Three categories in fresh food performed particularly well in 2015: pulses, fish and seafood and eggs. Conversely, meat continues to […]


China’s Raw Lettuce Revolution

by February 26th, 2016

China may be the world’s biggest lettuce producer, but the concept of tucking into a bowl of crispy green leaves is still somewhat of a novelty for Chinese consumers, who are used to eating their lettuce cooked rather than raw. However, the rapid expansion of Western-style restaurants across the country is starting to change this.


Over Half a Million Americans Expected to Lose Eligibility for Food Aid in 2016

by February 7th, 2016

Policy analysts estimate that between 500,000 and 1 million Americans will lose eligibility for participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamps Program, over the course of 2016. The prompt change in coverage for 2016 is due to federal implementation of a 1996 welfare law which limits childless, non-disabled […]


United States Faces Food Loss

by February 2nd, 2016

The issue of food loss, food waste, and the environmental cost of food production edged closer to the forefront of the US public consciousness in 2015. US consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with and aware of the environmental cost of food production, and have begun taking steps to combat waste and lessen the environmental footprint […]