U.S. News: Top Food Trends for 2022

U.S. News: Top Food Trends for 2022

No waste and upcycled foods

A third of the food produced in the U.S. is never eaten, and now this wasted food is firmly on the climate change radar. Stunningly, the carbon footprint of food waste is greater than that of the airline industry.

Expect to see more companies making commitments to fight food waste, including the promotion of “ugly” produce and products that use all parts of a plant or upcycled ingredients – a growing category of food products made from would-be wasted ingredients.

The trend will be especially big with snacks, such as Rind Snacks that use the peel and rind of fruits to save them from going to landfills, and Dirt Kitchen snacks are made from produce that otherwise would be left on the farm due to bruising or over-ripeness.

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