The webcast is the third in a series as part of the new Racial Justice, Inclusion and Diversity Initiative from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) and FMI, the Food Industry Association.
Words. We speak, write and share thousands of them each day. Honestly, most of the words we use do not matter much in the grand scheme of things, but every so often, we find ourselves in situations where our words do matter. In those circumstances, it matters which words we use, and it matters whether we choose to speak up. This latter point gets substantiated by Martin Luther King Jr.’s poignant reminder that, “We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
FMI’s consumer trends paint the portrait of an American public emerging from the pandemic fog with a heightened sensitivity to social justice issues – especially as they apply to food. Whether that gets manifested in a commitment to waste less food, a promise to eat healthier, a pact to support fair labor practices, or a pledge to pay more attention to the social implications of food choices; the past 16 months of COVID-19 influenced living has fertilized the social justice consciousness of today’s grocery shopper.