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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Shocking truth: 20% of health-care expenditures wasted in US and other nations

A new OECD report released Jan. 10 reveals a shocking truth: About 20 cents of every dollar spent on health care in OECD countries is wasted in some fashion. That waste represents more than 20 percent of total health expenditure in the United States. The findings of the report, entitled “Tackling Wasteful Spending on Health,” will be discussed at a meeting for OECD Ministers of Health in Paris on Jan. 16–17. According to the report’s author, Agnès Couffinhal, a senior OECD health economist, it is alarming that around one-fifth of…

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