Thanks to American Dietetic Association CEO Ron Moen for giving me a heads up on a comprehensive annual outlook article
in the November 1 edition of The Futurist, the World Future Society's
signature publication. The authors note that the forecasts compiled in
the article are not so much predictions as they are glimpses into a
Here are a few of the "glimpses" that I think could have an impact in the world of food, nutrition and health.
Tourism is expected to nearly double worldwide, from 842 million international tourist arrivals in 2006 to 1.6 billion in 2020, with China as the greatest source of tourists and the most popular tourist destination. Impact: More consumer exposure to classic Asian diets and traditional herbal remedies.