My Food Trend Prediction for 2011

Posted on Jan 11 2011 - 3:35am by Mike Lieberman

One of the food blogs that I regularly read, Fooducate, had a post 2011 Food and Nutrition Trends.

It was a recap from some of the top food industry experts Marion Nestle, The Food Channel, Food & Wine and Mintel.

I’d like to contribute my predicted 2011 food trend as well. I am going to predict that people will continue to take their food back from the hands of corporations.

More people will start to grow their own food and reestablish that connection with their food source. It’s already begun, and I believe will continue to.

Personally, I receive several emails on a weekly basis from people saying that they have started already, whether it’s one herb on a windowsill, raised beds in their backyard or a little something on the patio.

People are starting to get sick (figuratively and literally) of what’s being produced and pushed off as food. That includes all of the processed, packaged, genetically modified and sprayed foods. I can give plenty of reasons why to grow your own food.

I’ve said it over and over again, it doesn’t have to be a huge garden. Just one plant will make a difference for the health of you, your friends, family and environment.

My other predication for 2011 is that this won’t be a trend and it will become a lifestyle choice for people. Trends come to and end. This won’t.

What’s your food trend prediction for 2011?