Whats on the menu? Food Trends for 2023
It’s that time of the year again! Matt is back with Ed Bergen (Senior Analyst for Food & Nutrition at FutureBridge) and Sam Newman (Senior Enterprise Account Executive and ‘Chief Cheese Officer’ at TasteWise) looking back on the past year to predict the trends we can expect to see in our food system throughout 2023 and beyond.
There are many reasons to be positive about food going into 2023, including increased global alignment on meeting sustainability goals, a continuing focus on healthier diets, and the opportunity for activists, entrepreneurs and innovators to make their mark on the food system.
As consumers face increasingly tightening budgets, they are looking to make savvy savings. This presents a great opportunity for Long Life Foods, especially alternative protein, dairy and seafood options. Still, we need to actively prioritise the message that ‘clean’ food automatically excludes anything that is processed.
As we look to the future of our food systems, the technology we use in other sectors could be utilised to transform the food system. For example, the technology used by NASA to grow crops in space could be used to help us to grow food in harsh environments, increasing our resilience to extreme weather events and climate change.
Listen to the latest Food Fight episodes
Welcome to a new Season of the Food Fight podcast! In this episode, our host Matt Eastland welcomes farmer and influencer Will Young. Will, known for his adventures on Love Island and the popular TikTok account @FarmerWill, discusses the shortage of young people choosing farming as a career and the importance of encouraging more young farmers. He shares his experiences as a sheep farmer in Buckinghamshire and how he uses his platform to educate others about farm life. Tune in to hear why Will believes farming is a vital profession for the future.
In this mini episode of the Food Fight Podcast, Julius Rono, project manager at SNV in Kenya, discusses the efforts being made to improve water and food systems across the globe in preparation for COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. SNV is a global development organisation focused on lifting rural communities out of poverty and building resilience against climate change. Rono highlights the challenges of degraded land and shrinking water sources, emphasising the importance of sustainable management of food and water systems in cooling the earth.
In this mini-episode of the Food Fight Podcast, we talk to Katie McCoshan, Policy and International Engagement Manager at the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU). Katie discusses the importance of food systems and how they will be a key topic at COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. FOLU aims to transform food systems by addressing issues of climate change, environment, nutrition, health, and farmer livelihoods.