With the increasing popularity of food bloggers, wellness gurus, and “foodies,” it is becoming clear that eating healthy isn’t just a lifestyle, but a growing trend among Americans. In a study conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC), 1,000 consumers between the ages of 18-80 were surveyed about their diet. 64% of those surveyed […]
A bill to create a national standard for labeling foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was recently passed by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. President Obama signed the bill into law on Friday, July 29th. “While there is broad consensus that foods from genetically engineered crops are safe, we appreciate the […]
As times change, so does the typical consumer. And as much as we cringe to admit, those that are currently driving the marketplace (Millennials and Generation Z), are demanding for transparency and authenticity when it comes to the foods they eat. According to a study titled the “Top 5 Future Eating Trends Worth Watching,” conducted […]
By Betsy Craig, founder & CEO, MenuTrinfo While the food service industry is moving rapidly toward transparency, removing additives and noting GMO-free products to meet the customers’ preferences, the government has taken a step in the opposite direction with the most recent GMO legislation. On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives took a measured […]
There seems to be one word that has flooded the foodservice industry over the last few months: artificial. Dozens of restaurants have pledged to remove artificial ingredients from their menus over the coming months and years in order to appease the demands of their customers. Menu labeling is looming on the horizon (friendly reminder…less than […]
GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms. Crops grown, to produce the food that we eat, happen to be the organisms that are more often than not—genetically modified.
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