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Sustainability in the Food Industry - Why it Matters


Sustainable microalgae farm in the Kona Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island
Sustainable microalgae farm in the Kona Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island

What does sustainability mean to the Food Industry?


Our planet’s inhabitants are about 8 billion people. Sustainability is the idea of meeting our

needs today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The food industry has a significant impact on the environment. We are the leading cause of

greenhouse gas emissions and water usage.


The market is ripe for CPG products that tout sustainability. Lowering our carbon footprint is

important to consumers, says NielsenIQ’s Leading Edge report says.

Here are the top five ideas the largest food companies in the world are using to increase

sustainability.


1. Energy: Transitioning to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, and

geothermal power to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and decrease CO2 emissions.


2. Water Management: Ensuring efficient water use, reducing water waste, protecting water

sources from pollution, and improving water distribution systems.


3. Waste Reduction: Promoting recycling, composting, and upcycling to minimize landfill

waste and reduce resource consumption.


4. Biodiversity Conservation: Preserving ecosystems and habitats, protecting endangered

species, and promoting responsible land use practices to maintain biodiversity.


5. Sustainable Agriculture: Implementing eco-friendly farming practices, such as organic

farming, regenerative agriculture, and agroforestry, to promote soil health, conserve water,

and reduce chemical inputs.


Food Forward Consulting has led our client toward emerging food trends since 2000. We’re

on top of food and ingredients trends, suppliers and regulations.


This month we're offering and 30 minute free "Sustainability Review".


Contact us to book an appointment. We can discuss ways to use some of these concepts to

build your brand.


I look forward to connecting,

David Foerstner

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