A recent report put out by the Hartman Group gives us an interesting fast-forward look at how our food culture in the United States will likely shift in 2012. Some of the key highlights from the Looking Ahead Food Culture 2012 report include:
- Purity, freshness, simplicity and ethics in cooking are defining the New Local.
- Declining anti-fat sentiment contributes to the radical shift in thinking that fat is actually good for us!
- For non-celiacs, avoiding gluten may mean a possible deficit of fiber and added vitamins in the daily diet.
- Snacks with balanced nutrients from real food sources appeal to consumers seeking quality protein and fiber.
In addition, the report has an interesting feature that highlights things that are “Trending In” and those that will be “Trending Out” in the food world. Take a peek and see what you think! Do you agree with these up-and-coming “Trends”?