TMCnet News Predicts Top 10 Food Trends for 2009
[December 15, 2008] Predicts Top 10 Food Trends for 2009

CHICAGO, Dec 15, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
The Food Channel(R)
(http// has released its Top Ten Food Trends for 2009.
Based on research conducted by The Food Channel in conjunction with the World
Thought Bank ( and the International Food Futurists(TM),
the list identifies the significant food movements consumers, foodservice
professionals and manufacturers should watch for in the coming year.
"For more than 20 years, the chefs and editors at The Food Channel have
tracked emerging and mainstreaming food trends for our work developing food
products, ideas and recipes for some of the world's largest food companies,"
said Kay Logsdon, editor of The Food Channel. "In our new role as consumers'
one-stop-shop for all things food, we have decided to share this insider
information for the first time."
Top Ten Food Trends for 2009

1. Home on the Range -- Downsized economy breeds new generation of home
chefs, more food-savvy than their predecessors
2. Foodie 2.0 -- Growth of virtual and non-virtual food communities
3. Going, Going Green -- Kitchens go eco-conscious
4. Living La Vida Locavore -- Eating locally and seasonally, both at home
and in restaurants
5. TMI? -- Is seeing the calorie count on the menu Too Much Information
(TMI), or will it lead to healthier choices?
6. FrankenFood -- The rise of bioengineering and genetically modified
food; the next evolution of last year's Functional Food trend
7. Food Philanthropy -- Individuals and companies address world hunger
8. Food Insecurity -- The call for tighter food controls, after the
tomato and jalapeno scares of 2008

9. Brewing Business -- Striking a balance when cost is an issue; the
divide widens between the exotic and day-to-day food needs
10. Where in the World ... -- is the next flavor trend coming from? It's
all about globalization and variety

"Not surprisingly, the majority of the 2009 trends have a 'value' message,
reflecting the downturn in the economy and how the lifestyle around food is
affected," said Logsdon. "We live this daily; food is a constant even in a bad
economy. Identifying these trends will help us all do a better job of
adjusting and even thriving."
Read more about the Top Ten Food Trends for 2009-including additional
stories and a bonus trend: Clandestine Cuisine -- at A White Paper with links to the evidence gathered
by The Food Channel, World Thought Bank (, and
International Food Futurists(TM) is also available on the site or by request
from [email protected]
Kay Logsdon, (417) 875-5342/849-7909
[email protected]
SOURCE The Food Channel

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