In this inaugural episode of Food Out Loud, we start with the changing U.S. consumer. We have all seen this shift happening, but today it seems to be accelerating. We are all consumers in this economy, so it does not take a professional to see how our collective perception of food is changing—we are shifting to a more sustainable, healthy food ecosystem.
Sara Brito is our guest today. Brito is the founder of Good Food 100 Media Network, which is responsible for the Good Food 100 Restaurants List. The list “seeks to redefine how chefs, restaurants, and food service businesses are viewed and valued. Carefully curated based on the quantitative measurement of chefs’ purchasing practices,” as stated on the Good Food 100 website.
“We know that consumers today have a different set of values,” Says Brito.
Most of us are making more educated choices when we eat. That stretches from having less soda or high sugar drinks with your burger and fries to going completely plant-based on one or more days a week. Of course, there are some of us that have drastically changed our diet. This is why we started this show—because of these choices that we are making collectively and the potential for massive positive change in how our society relates to food.
Listen to the podcast above to hear the full conversation about good food and the impact on our food industry.
01:42 - Welcoming Sara Brito Founder of The Good Food 100 Media Network
05:33 The Good Food 100 Restaurant List
17:03 - How is Food In America Changing?
21:44 - GMO Labeling and The Need for Transparency
24:47 - What's it like Working with Kimbal Musk?
26:08 - What is the Effect of Media on Today's Consumer?
28:40 - We are Moving to a More Responsible Food Industry