Water Stewardship Will Be One Of The Biggest Food Trends In 2024

The global agri-food industry— valued at $6 trillion— is one of the most highly exposed to water risks, with water stress impacting many of the world’s largest food-exporting countries. Paradoxically, despite mounting perils to both food and water security stemming from water depletion, pollution, and climate-induced droughts, the food and agri-business sector is a chief contributor to the problem, accounting for a substantial 70% of all freshwater withdrawals.

As the tides of environmental consciousness continue to shape consumer choices, it is no wonder that water stewardship is set to become one of the top food trends for 2024, as per the insights of the Whole Foods Trends Council.

Read more in Forbes, and visit WAVEVerified.com to learn how The Water Council can help food and beverage companies improve water stewardship performance and reporting.

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