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The Future of Food: A Look into 2016

As we wrap up 2015 at Food Tank, we are already looking forward to next year. From food safety law to a heightened focus on food waste, there are so many exciting food and agriculture stories that continue to unfold every day. We’ll continue to cover the most important food issues in 2016, focusing on equity and sustainability in the food system to drive positive change. Here we have selected 16 stories that represent the most exciting food trends for 2016:

1. Beans are finally getting their due—the U.N. General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP). Pulses are crops harvested solely for the dry grain, and include crops like lentils, beans, peas, and chickpeas. IYP will highlight the potential for these plant-based proteins to improve food security, enrich soils, and increase incomes for farmers around the world.

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