Thursday, February 2, 2017

The True Cost of Food, On Every Label?

Daily Insights 02/02/2017
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The True Cost of Food, On Every Label?

What would happen if a label on every product in the supermarket contained the information to show consumers just how much that food actually costs?

Mike Lee has a fascinating story in Food Tech Connect where he explores what would happen if a label on every product in the supermarket contained the information to show consumers just how much that food actually costs. 

He says that food prices obfuscate the true cost of food in terms of the environmental and health impacts they make on our society over time. Negative externalities like fossil fuel consumption, air and water pollution, soil degradation, and poor labor practices are all food costs that aren't reflected in the price tag.

 

Food Deflation: Why Should You Care?

Food deflation is having an economic impact on retailers that all RDs must understand.

It seems that the term food deflation is being used to explain lower retailer stock prices, layoffs and why you didn't get a raise last year. 

It's true that just about all supermarket chains from Kroger to Whole Foods have seen their bottom lines erode at the same time as their revenue fell. Food prices fell to a record low not seen since 1967. 

Little Blueberries May Lead to Littler Bellies

The middle of winter seems like a time when blueberries are scarce, but head to your freezer for these tasty berries and find out the benefits here.

With the arrival of a new year, and the inevitable resolutions to eat healthier that come with it, SupermarketGuru wanted to share with you a column from our Food Nutrition & Science newsletter featuring Ellie Krieger, RD, and Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS about the "super food" benefits of blueberries.

Phil's Food Reviews
 

Blackberry Patch Blueberry Ice Cream Topping is a HIT!

Just blueberries, cane sugar and lemon juice - that's it! Simple is good, and delicious. The taste of this topping is unbelievable and actually doesn't taste too sweet. The recipe is in perfect balance. Watch full review.

Quick Poll
 

Are you concerned about animal welfare? 

With potentially significant changes in regulations when it comes to animal welfare practices by food manufacturers, we would like to hear from YOU, our consumer panel, on how YOU feel this could affect or not affect your purchasing choices. Let us know what you think in this short quick poll. 

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