New things are always happening with food. The way people think about and consume it is always changing, as well. Below are a few examples of how food has changed over the years.
Small Farms Are Helping People Eat Local Again
Some small farms are taking their produce to farmers’ markets where locals can buy their fresh-grown vegetables and fruits. Other small farms are setting up restaurants or temporary restaurants where people can come and enjoy some of their fresh produce, dairy, and meat. It is a great way for them to show people where the food comes from and how great it tastes when fresh.
Big Farms Are More Concerned About Efficiency Than Anything
While some small farms are making things more personal, larger farms are just trying to get things done as quickly as possible. They have machines to help with milking cows and harvesting vegetables. They have ways to quickly slaughter animals to harvest meat from them. They are all about getting as much food as possible to the people with little effort.
People Are Becoming More Knowledgeable About Grains
Some people are on diets where they don’t consume any grains, while others choose a gluten-free diet. Others are interested in all of the ancient grains that are becoming popular nowadays. Quinoa, spelt, and more are on the market and are helping people make healthier grain choices.
Not Everyone Makes Healthy Choices
While some people are more knowledgeable about food than ever, others are still consuming vast amounts of sugar and fats. High-fructose corn syrup is used in many foods. Many people nowadays are consuming larger amounts of food than they should each day.
Many Foods Are Now Genetically Engineered
Many fruits and vegetables have been changed by genetic engineering to make them more “perfect.” Some plants are more nutritious because of what has been done to them by scientists. There are also some fun new foods on the market because of genetic engineering.
Food is always changing as people learn more about it. Some farmers choose to be more efficient, while others try to be more organic. Some people use their knowledge to eat healthier, while others are still not too concerned about that.