Change in food and drink has accelerated since The Innovation Group launched Food + Drink: Trends and Futures two years ago. Our latest report, Food + Drink: Trends and Futures 2017, extends the conversation to the present and beyond.
Today, the global population stands at seven and a half billion and rising. The industry produces two billion metric tons of food waste per year, with a carbon footprint that represents a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions. And sugar intake has come to be recognized as a public health concern that affects a broad swath of consumers.