Farming and food supply library

23 April 2021
With nearly two-thirds of people (63%) citing health as their primary driver for healthy sustainable eating, compared to just 13% who are motivated by the environment 1 , I explore the future opportunities for ‘blended’ meat products plus the tactics that can be used to help normalise change. Blended meat products, which are part meat, part vegetables, often deliver on both health and ...
29 March 2021
With a growing number of people shopping for food and groceries online, and lockdown prompting new habits, I explore why those that went back to shopping in-store, report behaviours such as eating more fruit and vegetables and cutting down on meat, dairy, alcohol and sugar. Plus, three tactics you can use to help inspire online shoppers and improve perceptions around quality and price to sup...
29 January 2021
Watch this video to discover the latest research in IGD’s Appetite for Change series.   With more than three-quarters (83%) of consumers changing how they planned, purchased and prepared their food during the first national lockdown and over half (51%) claiming to have eaten more fruit and vegetables, our latest Appetite for Change research reveals a significant opportunity for the ...
04 January 2021
We look at the implications and opportunities of the UK’s journey to Net Zero by 2050.   We recently invited Martin Baxter , Director of Policy and External Affairs and Deputy CEO at IEMA to talk to IGD’s Technical Leaders Forum about the UK’s transition to Net Zero. As a collaborative industry group, the purpose of the Technical Leaders Forum is to help provide thought leadershi...
11 November 2020
In the last few years, increasing pressure from NGOs, media and consumers has led to boycotts and pressure on the private sector with the aim of reducing deforestation. Soy has been high on the list of commodities associated with this issue and given its primary use as animal feed, it’s important to understand the full supply chain to identify more sustainable solutions.   At a recent...
08 September 2020
“Climate change will remain a top priority, as it is recognised as the most likely source of major future disruption”   Context Our recent report, Navigating beyond coronavirus – how could sustainability evolve ? proposed five hypotheses, and the first of these focused on climate change. The report stated that: “Climate change will remain a top priority, as it is recogn...
03 September 2020
Before the Coronavirus pandemic, two thirds of people were open to changing their diets to be healthier and more sustainable. But since March, many aspects of consumer behaviour have transformed. Find out more by watching this video.   In this video from August 2020, we look at consumer attitudes to Healthy and Sustainable diets, before and during the pandemic. Joined by guest behav...
14 August 2020
In these unprecedented circumstances, a sustainable food system is increasingly important to consumers. To help your business plan for the pandemic and beyond, IGD has developed hypotheses of how the UK sustainability agenda will evolve in the short and longer term.   In this video, we join two of IGD’s experts to explore IGD’s five hypotheses of how sustainability could evolve , e...
26 June 2020
In these unprecedented circumstances, a sustainable food system is increasingly important to consumers. To help your business plan for the pandemic and beyond, IGD has developed hypotheses of how the UK sustainability agenda will evolve in the short and longer term.   The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed many aspects of our lives in the past months. It’s underlined the importance o...
15 June 2020
Watch this video to discover how health and wellness trends could evolve in a post Covid-19 world, along with our latest shopper insights and the implications for the short and longer term.   Almost three months into lockdown in the UK, there’s no doubt that Coronavirus has changed the way people prioritise their health and wellness. Prior to the crisis, IGD’s 2019 health deep dive ...