With the rapid spread of COVID-19, the global food system has been pulled into new and uncertain territory. New recommendations for personal and public safety, the global nature of the pandemic, and resulting shifts in consumer behavior have all contributed to this uncertainty. This episode of Food Disruptors is one of several that will explore the immediate and lasting effects that COVID-19 may have on the food industry. This episode is a continuation of how trends and consumer behaviors have changed due to COVID-19, with a specific focus on foodservice.
African Swine Fever is a hot topic in the food industry. ASF has spread over 50 countries, killing millions of hogs. This has a direct impact on pork prices, animal feed markets, imports/exports, and more. In this podcast, listeners will learn the economic impact of ASF to the US. They will learn about who is impacted and the global implications from Derrell Peel, the Charles Breedlove Professor of Agribusiness at the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist at OSU.
Clean label has been around for nearly ten years. And while it continues to be broadly discussed within the food industry, today, we’re going to go beyond the ‘marketing-speak’ to explore functional ingredients and value-added nutrition—a trend seemingly spurred by clean label and the increasing demands of mindful consumers. Featuring experts from Ingredion, Innova, and IFT, our latest podcast will examine the emergence of food with a purpose and feature insights about what this means for different generational groups, upcoming trends, the influence of global cultures, and how all of these factors impact future food innovation.