Sink your teeth into our latest food and beverage whitepaper and explore the innovation in this rapidly evolving sector; one that will play a vital role in attaining global sustainability.
A food revolution is under way. And it goes beyond the rise of e-commerce, home delivery, meal kits, and the rollout of new flavours, formats, and fads in the fast-moving world of packaged foods. Disruptive though these trends may be, the revolution is more fundamental and far-reaching. And it is being propelled by profound changes in technology, the natural world and people’s needs and their numbers.
In developed countries and among the growing middle classes of the developing world, consumer power is driving demand for healthier diets, including alternatives to meat and dairy. A flowering of innovation in foodtech and agritech is both enabling and responding to this shift, growing the market for plant-based alternatives, spawning a new category of lab-grown proteins, and cultivating more sustainable means of food production.
Two other powerful and inter-linked forces are at work. Together, the climate emergency and population growth are already testing the global food system to breaking point. Modern agriculture and food chains are intensifying global heating and exhausting natural capital. Increasing current production methods to feed a global population of nearly 10 billion people by 2050 would require the resources of three planet earths.
- Conscientious consumerism & the impact of a broken global system
- The climate crisis & food waste
- The rise of organic & plant-based foods
- Big food & dairy industry
- Lab-grown meat
- Blue economy
- Insect farming
- Development of agriculture and farming
A one-planet solution hinges on this food revolution.