The prevalence of food allergies and the general desire to eat healthier has given rise to the free from foods movement. This latest craze in the food industry is marked by the increased demand among consumers to have access to foods that are “free from” specific ingredients:
- the list goes on and on
Future of Free From Foods
Once considered a niche, the free from movement has experienced steady growth in recent years. In the United States, it’s estimated that more than 3 million Americans alone have completely ditched gluten. The vast majority of those people do not suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance, but rather have eliminated gluten to improve their overall health. There’s been a sharp increase in the gluten free movement in the UK, too, where there has been a marked increase in the amount of money consumers spend on foods that are free of:
- various other ingredients
In an effort to meet consumer demand and increase their profits, food companies are cashing in on the free from foods movement. Gluten-, dairy-, and egg-free foods dominate the landscape, but moving forward, it’s expected that people will be looking to eliminate even more ingredients from their diets. So what does the future of free from food looks like?
Here’s a look at the types of free from food manufacturers who want to stay on top of the industry.
Palm Oil Free Foods
The most widely used form of vegetable oil in the world, palm oil is found in virtually every form of food:
- pizza dough
- ice cream
- and so much more
However, the harvesting of palm oil is destroying the planet. As consumers are becoming more aware of the devastation that palm oil causes, there will be an increased demand for foods that are free of palm oil.
Organic is nothing new; however, what is new is the increased desire for organic foods. The demand for organic produce, has skyrocketed in recent years. The demand is projected to increase steadily in coming years.
GMO Free Foods
The increased awareness of the negative effects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on health and well-being has sparked a marked increase in the demand for GMO free food. The increased desire for non-GMO foods is expected to soar over the next decade.
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