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How American dining habits are reshaping the food and beverage industry

Go Out or Cook at Home?

How America’s dining habits are reshaping the food and beverage industry Near the beginning of the 20th century, approximately 95% of our meals were prepared and eaten at home, while just 5% of meals were prepared somewhere other than our own kitchens. Today, the data tell quite a different story: We actually spend more of

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2020 Vision: Promoting Food & Beverage Transparency with New Nutrition Label Laws

Consumers now, more than ever, are increasingly educated about the products they buy. Technology and connectivity have enabled consumers to research everything from sofas to sodas before making the final decision to purchase. Companies have started to respond to customers’ need for information by supplying them with detailed product descriptions and more transparency behind their

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reducing food waste

Reducing Food Waste (part 2)

By Ken Donaven, Martec Director This is part 2 of a 3-part blog series on food waste. To read the first part, click here. Americans waste more food than any other country in the world. This is unconscionable in a country that still struggles with food insecurity. Two questions are paramount in my mind: how

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reducing food waste

Reducing Food Waste (part 1)

By Ken Donaven, Martec Director Although I love the outdoors and I want our natural resources to be clean, no one is ever going to confuse me with a tree-hugging environmentalist. I’m a proud supporter of the logging industry…as long as it isn’t harvesting old growth forests. Trees are like any other crop, they just

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