The Biggest Food And Drink Trends For 2020

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You probably make a shopping list before you head to the supermarket. Since we’re heading into a new year, we thought it’d be fun to find out what foods and drinks will likely be on your shopping list in 2020.

Instead of peering into a crystal ball, we spoke to two food trend experts: Melissa Abbott, the vice president of culinary insights at The Hartman Group, and Kelly Landrieu, the global coordinator of local brands at Whole Foods Market. Here are some of the items you’re likely to be eating and drinking in 2020.

Environmentally Conscious Foods And Drinks

Many of the trends for 2020 focus on your health and well-being. But there’s also increasing concern for the world.

“Consumers have expectations around how their food’s grown, where it’s coming from and what it’s doing to better our world,” Landrieu said. Now, brands that are following regenerative agriculture practices will be more specific in labeling. “You’ll see a greater window into the product itself rather than just ‘grass-fed,’” Abbott said.

Landrieu noted that brands like Straus Family Creamery are aiming to be carbon-neutral in the coming years, and also highlighted Bonterra Wine’s environmentally friendly work. “They’re bringing regenerative agriculture practices into the winemaking world by planting cover crops, encouraging natural pest practices and adding owl and bird boxes,” she said. “They’ve won some awards for that work too. And in the process, they make some pretty great wine.”

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