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Food scares examples are many. Think of ESB, chlorine-washed chickens, H5N1 aviary influenza or the current debate about the use of pesticides on crops and the environment. These scares, often multiplied by media frenzy, complicate our choice when it comes to buying foods.
As consumers, we are increasingly looking for healthy food options that don’t harm our health while respecting our environment. However, the diversity of products, the complexification of labels and the flow of contradictory information makes this choice difficult.
The Food Evolution Breakfast looked at the difficulty consumers face and highlighted some of the solutions proposed by industry and civil society experts. As recent environmental catastrophes in the Amazon brought us to consider the environmental impact of food production, the panel looked at potential ways consumption habits might change in the coming years.