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Study Explores Feeding Livestock with Insects

The European Commission is studying whether insects would be a viable alternative to animal feed. About 30 percent of farmland is used for growing crops that(...)

Veggies Replace Pasta, Meat on Menus; Poke, Acai on the Rise

In 2016, vegetables, poke, and acai bowls will be in, while pasta increasingly goes out of fashion, according to a report on food trends from foodservice consulting(...)

Spicy Spirits Evolve, Gain Traction

Liquors infused with chilies, peppers, and other spices are hitting the mainstream. The trend is exemplified by the success of products such as cinnamon-flavored(...)

Consumers Prefer Craft, Handmade Items

Consumers are looking for right-sized purchases and want to support small businesses rather than big brands, according to Mintel's North America Consumer Trends(...)
Millennials Look for More Local, Organic, and Non-Dairy Cheese Options

Millennials Look for More Local, Organic, and Non-Dairy Cheese Options

Two thirds of consumers say they eat natural cheese at least once a week, according to Mintel. Millennials would like to see more information in stores about(...)
San Francisco's The Perrennial Restaurant Brings Sustainable to the Next Level

San Francisco's The Perrennial Restaurant Brings Sustainable to the Next Level

A new San Francisco restaurant is set to take sustainable principles and bring them to the next level in one functioning restaurant. The Perennial, which claims(...)
Chew on This: Edible Glassware

Chew on This: Edible Glassware

This will make clean-up a breeze: Edible glassware, 
created by two Parsons School of Design graduates. You may have seen Loliware on television’s “Shark Tank”(...)
Hot Cocoa Heats Up

Hot Cocoa Heats Up

No longer just for sipping, hot cocoa is breaking boundaries and showing up as a popular flavor in cookies, candies, popcorn, energy bars, and even gum. Some(...)
Ben & Jerry’s Jumps on Almond Milk Craze

Ben & Jerry’s Jumps on Almond Milk Craze

Specialty food manufacturers have put alternative dairy ice creams on the map, but Ben & Jerry’s is taking it mainstream with new vegan ice creams made with(...)
Do Millennials Trust Big Food?

Do Millennials Trust Big Food?

Here’s some good news for the small guys: Millennials are twice as likely as previous generations to not trust major food companies, with 43 percent reporting(...)
Beer that Packs a Punch

Beer that Packs a Punch

Mighty Squirrel, the first beer packed with up to five grams of protein per serving, has been gaining in popularity since its debut last June. Founders Henry(...)
FDA Sets New Limits on Sugar

FDA Sets New Limits on Sugar

Edging out fat, sugar is now the top ingredient consumers are trying to avoid in their diets, according to The NPD Group—with 65 percent of adults wanting to(...)
Buyers’ Picks: Popular Local Specialties

Buyers’ Picks: Popular Local Specialties

Booze-spiked ice cream, organic nut butters, and premium honey and cheese are just some of the locally sourced products that area retailers—and shoppers—love.  Comp(...)
Product Roundup: Fresh Florals: New Botanical Foods and Beverages

Product Roundup: Fresh Florals: New Botanical Foods and Beverages

By Dina Cheney The latest crop of chocolates, cookies, drinks, flavored sugars, popcorn, preserves, and even savory tomato sauces are anything but garden variety.(...)
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