There is a lot of talk these days about how “big food” is bad. Is it True?
There is a lot of talk these days about how “Big Food” is bad. Bad for the environment. Bad for our health. And bad for our kids. Without “Big Food”, and the large scale production facilities that they created to reduce costs and keep food prices as low as possible some argue, millions of people around the world would have starved to death.
The Millennials are leading the way with their passion for foods – to have more free-from ingredient statements and claims, disclosure of animal welfare practices, understanding where our food comes from and how it is produced and a clear sense of the business practices of the brands they buy. We are seeing an unprecedented change, and quickly, as all food companies scurry to change their recipes and the way they do business.
A recent column on Forbes.com “Five Actions Big Food Can Take Today To Regain Consumer Trust” written by Nancy Fink Huehnergarth, offers just how the industry can be part of the solution:
A good reminder that we are in a new age of consumers and pundits alike challenging our industry to make it more relevant to consumers needs, but one note of caution – don’t rush the process of change as many of the operational efficiencies are still needed to keep our food supply safe and affordable.