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.