Infected Trends – Suzy Badaracco


Food trends continue, even as consumers respond to crises like a global pandemic by skipping meetings,  grocery delivery and carry out.  According to Suzy Badarucco, the President of global food forecaster, Culinary Tides, food and drink trends have been in a “slide” that began even before the Corona virus outbreak. Fires, mass shootings, floods, impeachment, trade wars, etc. have created a level of fear and anxiety that causes us to crave foods that calms and grounds us. Additionally the predictable economic recession dampens demand for premium products, until good times return.  Yet in these times, foods with a good farmer story calms and permits consumers to be a hero by rewarding responsible farming practices with their purchases.

Author: @rodger

Rodger Wasson - Raised on family's farm in Central Illinois, after graduating from Illinois State University, Rodger has worked for and with farmers nation-wide and globally who produce beef, almonds, lamb, potatoes, pork, pistachios, strawberries, wool and tomatoes.

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