This year, perhaps for the first time in history, the fortunes of the U.S. food and beverage industry may depend upon the president of the United States. There is as much uncertainty as there is optimism in the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th chief executive. On the positive side, will he loosen various regulations, dial back the FDA and overall cultivate a pro-business climate? Or will his critical statements about free trade harm the export-heavy food industry? Will his stance on immigration drive up labor costs and create job shortages? Could he create a climate for unsafe foods? Tangentially, will any company that criticizes his initiatives or supports…Full Story
Pulses, sprouted grains and other plant proteins, superfoods and natural sweeteners should be in your toolbox for 2017.