One of the biggest movements in the food industry that will greatly impact restaurant trends in the future is the rise of powerful food documentaries. The popular and groundbreaking “Food Inc.” made a major impact on millions of American’s and the way we look at food. The consciousness around where our food comes from, how nutrition effects our bodies, and a rapidly increasing concern for what we put in our bodies will undoubtedly change restaurant menus of the future.
Food Documentaries: Food Matters
The newest movie to come on to the scene, “Forks Over Knives“, was already featured on Oprah; and as we all know, Oprah is the oracle of emerging trends that will go mainstream, and is herself a hit-maker. Forks Over Knives is part of a succession of moving food documentaries that are beginning to have a real impact on consumer dining behavior and consumption. There is no question that the way we look at food will forever be different. Not just because of these powerful food documentaries, but because of the issues they uncover which will be impossible to ignore in the future (such as the global food shortage crisis, future farming and responses such as “Urban Farming“, chronic malnutrition, and the billions of dollars spent on fighting diseases which can best be cured with food rather than medicine.
Food Matters is a highly recommended film. I hope you will watch it with your family tonight and share with all of your co-workers. It will change the way you eat for the better and, as a result, bend the food industry practices in a direction which can best help heal our bodies and world.