Cellular Agriculture, Intentional Imperfection And ‘Post Truth’: The Transformative Food Trends Of 2017

At my food and beverage design and development firm Mattson, our unique vantage point is the nature of our business: developing concepts and formulating products across many channels within the food world, including food-away-from-home, consumer packaged goods, ingredients, and others. We believe it’s important to scan the horizon for the next hot superfood or ingredient. However, our ability to future-proof product innovation is more impacted by macro trends that will fundamentally impact how we engage with food. We gain insight into future trends by virtue of the fact that our work…

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Cellular Agriculture, Intentional Imperfection And ‘Post Truth’: The Transformative Food Trends Of 2017

At my food and beverage design and development firm Mattson, our unique vantage point is the nature of our business: developing concepts and formulating products across many channels within the food world, including food-away-from-home, consumer packaged goods, ingredients, and others. We believe it’s important to scan the horizon for the next hot superfood or ingredient. However, our ability to future-proof product innovation is more impacted by macro trends that will fundamentally impact how we engage with food. We gain insight into future trends by virtue of the fact that our work…

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Gwyneth Paltrow changed lifestyle post her father’s cancer diagnosis

Gwyneth Paltrow was not always a health freak, but the actress says she started paying more attention on her well-being after her father Bruce was diagnosed with throat cancer. The 44-year-old actress’ father died of complications from the disease in 2002, reported People magazine. “When my father was diagnosed, I started frantically throwing things out. I went through a really fanatical phase of being macrobiotic, and obviously, it was motivated by pain,” Paltrow said. What motivates Paltrow to constantly work to achieve a cleaner lifestyle is feeling healthy inside out….

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Report: NM education secretary considered for Trump administration post

New Mexico’s education secretary may be headed to Washington for a position in the Trump administration. The website Politico reported Friday New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hannah Skandera is being considered as the U.S. Department of Education deputy secretary or undersecretary. Politico cites sources for that information in its report. Skandera has served as the education secretary in New Mexico since 2010. Last January, she became the head of governing board for the standardized Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test, an unpaid position. In late…

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Ex-Sainsbury’s Chief Predicts Post Brexit Food Price Rises Of 5% – And A Chain Going Bust

We have two predictions today from Justin King, the ex-Sainsbury’s chief executive. One is that food prices are going to rise by some 5% as a result of Brexit and the subsequent fall in the pound. The other is that there’s going to be the collapse of one of the food retailers as a result of pressures upon margins. The problem with these predictions is that it’s entirely possible to see either one happening but it’s very difficult to see both happening at the same time. They’re not quite mutually…

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