Four Factors in the Overloaded Dairy Market

By Craig Foltz on November 13, 2018


From North America to New Zealand to Ireland and Malaysia, an unexpected surplus in the dairy market has created dilemmas for suppliers, farmers and buyers. Milk production in the EU is up approximately 2% in 2018 increasing pressure on export markets. This oversupply stems from a number of factors depending on what part of the world is being described.

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Topics: Insider, Food Industry, Food Production

Foods We'll be Eating in 2025

By Craig Foltz on October 30, 2018


Humans have been eating strange things for a long time. Twinkies, Jell-o, Oreo Cookies, Spam, Avocado-free guacamole. And don’t even get me started on spray-can cheese!

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Topics: Food Industry, Food Production, Future, Sustainability

Three New Food Production Trends Impacting the Global Food Industry

By Craig Foltz on September 12, 2018


When it comes to “future foods” the future is now. How we think about food is constantly evolving. It’s not just how we think about what we eat, but it’s also about how and where what we eat comes from. Some of the trends in the food industry are competing: One region of the world may be focused purely on obtaining a stable and robust food supply to feed their population. While other areas may be more focused on producing food that aligns with their sustainability goals. In some places these trends are converging in a way that (hopefully) addresses all of our global goals.

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Topics: Food Industry, Trends, Food Production

Sustainability in the Seafood Industry

By Craig Foltz on August 21, 2018

Approximately 3 billion people worldwide rely on seafood as their primary protein source. This puts tremendous pressure on wild stocks which, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report, declined by 50% between 1970 and 2012. The seafood industry is both behind and ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainability. On the one hand, numerous internationally-recognised organisations track and certify the industry’s sustainable catch around the world, but, on the other hand, the sustainable market is unable to cope with the magnitude of growth that has happened in the industry over the past generation or so. Even so, the portion of seafood which is sourced sustainably is steadily increasing.

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Topics: Food Industry, Trends, Food Production, Seafood, Sustainability

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