News Releases

  • US Soy Webinar Focuses on Earning Trust in Gene Editing

    March 4, 2021 A March webinar from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) and United Soybean Board (USB) addresses the potential and benefits of gene editing for soy,... read more
  • Webcast: The Future of Dining Out

    January 5, 2021 After an initial plunge during spring 2020 lockdowns and resulting closures nationwide, sales at the country’s restaurants were on an upswing. But surging winter lockdowns... read more
  • Starbucks’ Howard Joins The Center for Food Integrity Board

    October 29, 2020 Jacquelyn Howard, vice president of food supply chain sourcing for The Starbucks Coffee Company, is the newest addition to The Center for Food Integrity (CFI)... read more
  • Starbucks and Produce Alliance to Talk Race, Inclusion and Diversity Nov. 2 | Marks Launch of New CFI/FMI Initiative

    October 20, 2020 Jacquelyn Howard, vice president, global supply chain, The Starbucks Coffee Company, and Melissa Melshenker Ackerman, president of the Produce Alliance, will discuss racial justice, inclusion... read more
  • Animal Protein Reaches Inflection Point as Threats Emerge    

    October 14, 2020 For the last half century, U.S. animal agriculture has focused primarily on improving productivity, efficiency and throughput, resulting in increasing supplies of commodities that have... read more
  • Virtual Sustainability Tour Moves Needle with Influencers

    September 30, 2020 The impacts of COVID-19 have shined a spotlight on sustainability in new ways, with consumer priorities shifting to the food supply chain and topics like... read more
  • Experts Weigh In On Future of Food During Webcast Fundraiser

    June 25, 2020 Internationally recognized experts in consumer insights and the food industry will reveal the latest research on consumer trends, the current environment in food and agriculture... read more
  • Technology is values neutral – your brand is not

    June 4, 2020 Technology is playing a crucial role in our understanding of the current coronavirus crisis (think testing, vaccine development, digital communications) and it will play a... read more
  • Depopulation and meat shortages: Answering the tough questions

    June 2, 2020 While many Americans fired up their grills this Memorial Day weekend, some may have found limits on meat purchases, near-empty meat cases or no fresh... read more
  • Sustainability Shifts: Three Consumer Trends Brewing

    May 20, 2020 While not mainstream quite yet, three pandemic-era consumer trends are bubbling just beneath the surface and set for significant growth, according to new online ethnography... read more
  • Shifting Priorities: COVID-19 and the New Face of Sustainability

    April 28, 2020 In the midst of COVID-19, new sustainability priorities are emerging. Focus on health and safety is first and foremost. Packaging and single-use plastics are less... read more
  • Coronavirus triggers consumers’ “guilty pleasures”

    March 16, 2020 Isolation and social distancing brought on by COVID-19, or coronavirus, are causing unprecedented changes in consumer behavior, according to The Center for Food Integrity Consumer... read more
  • Experts Weigh in on Tradeoffs of Plant and Animal Proteins

    March 4, 2020 Will plant-based diets save the planet? Is animal protein important for health? Questions continue to swirl around the pros and cons of animal and plant... read more
  • Climate Change Conversations to Shift Dramatically, Research Shows

    December 19, 2019 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Most Americans engaging online about climate change are mired in the debate as to whether it exists. However, the focus of... read more
  • Pressure Mounts: Navigating Sustainability Demands and Tradeoffs

    November 27, 2019 – Food companies face unprecedented pressure to navigate growing public expectations for a sustainable food supply. The stakes are high as one well-meaning decision can... read more
  • Free Webinar for Start-Ups Focuses on Gene Editing

    September 12, 2019 – Innovations in gene editing are accelerating at break-neck speed, addressing the world’s greatest challenges in food production and human health. However, without the public’s... read more
  • “Milk” and “Meat” Labels: The New Identity Crisis

    August 29, 2019 New research from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) shows that a significant and growing group of health-conscious consumers is confused by the mixed messages... read more
  • Tyson, White Castle weigh in on alternative proteins

    August 21, 2019 Representatives of Tyson Foods, White Castle restaurants and MotivBase ethnography research firm will join The Center for Food Integrity (CFI), Fri. Sept. 13, from 1... read more
  • Costco’s Wilson Elected President of The Center for Food Integrity Board

    July 18, 2019 Costco’s Craig Wilson is the new president of The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) board of directors. Wilson, vice president of quality assurance and food... read more
  • The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture Introduces Communication Resources

    November 7, 2018 The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture has created communication resources to help those researching, developing and using the technology support an informed dialogue... read more
  • CFI Introduces Tools to Help Food System Optimize Sustainability

    September 25, 2018 A new framework is now available to equip the food system to make decisions that help optimize sustainability. read more
  • CFI Welcomes New Leaders and Broad Perspectives on Board

    August 15, 2018 The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) welcomes a new slate of board members and officers that reflects the diversity of CFI’s membership read more
  • CFI’s Gene Editing Coalition To Develop Responsible Use Framework

    July 30, 2018 The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture has established a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee to develop a framework for the responsible use of gene editing... read more

    July 18, 2018 The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training this summer and fall to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture. read more
  • Two Food System Voices Partner to Promote Transparency Culture

    March 7, 2018 The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) have partnered to create a new culture of transparency…   read more
  • A Dangerous Disconnect: New Research IDs Food and Ag Trust Gaps

    January 9, 2018 While food companies, regulatory agencies and farmers are held responsible for ensuring the health and safety of food, not all are trusted to get the... read more
  • What Makes Food News and Information Credible? New CFI Research Shows that Truth is Relative

    December 4, 2017 When it comes to the credibility of food news and information, truth is relative, according to new research from CFI… read more
  • Online Training Provides Tools to Engage with Consumers in a New Way

    April 25, 2017 A new online program offered by The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) equips participants in the food and agriculture industries with a unique approach to... read more
  • CFI Releases New Consumer Trust Research

    January 17, 2017 A new research approach from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) identifies influential consumer groups and the motivations that not only dictate food trends…  read more
  • Most Consumers Say They Lack Access to Information about Food

    September 27, 2016 More of today’s consumers crave information about food and how it’s produced – but the latest consumer trust research from The Center for Food Integrity... read more
  • The Center for Food Integrity is Forming a Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture

    September 13, 2016 The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) announces the formation of the Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture, a partnership of diverse stakeholders committed to... read more
  • Navigating a Food Safety Crisis: Building Credibility Through Transparency

    September 6, 2016 No one is immune from a food safety crisis and its ripple effects on consumers, stakeholders and hard-earned reputations. In fact, crisis is never …. read more
  • The Transparency Revolution: What Food Companies Expect from Today’s Supply Chain to Earn Trust

    August 2, 2016 Today’s consumers want to know what’s in their food, who’s producing it, how it’s produced and how it will impact their health. It’s a new... read more
  • CFI Welcomes New Leaders and Broad Perspectives on 2016-2017 Board

    July 22, 2016 The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) welcomes a new slate of board members and officers that includes professionals from food and agriculture, academia and consumer... read more
  • The Center for Food Integrity Expands to Canada

    May 31, 2016 The Center for Food Integrity has expanded north with the launch of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity… read more
  • Expert Panel Examines Broiler Farm Video

    April 19, 2016 The Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI) Animal Care Review Panel has examined video released this week from West Virginia broiler farms. It is contained in... read more
  • Scientists and Industry to Discuss Genetic Advancements and Consumer Trust

    March 28, 2016 Are the emerging genetic advancements being made today outpacing the moral, ethical, legal and regulatory conversations? Speakers and panelists will discuss… read more
  • Growing Distrust in Animal Ag? USFRA, Animal Scientist and HSUS to Discuss

    March 14, 2016 The most recent consumer trust research from The Center for Food Integrity shows consumers have growing concern over the treatment of animals raised for food.... read more
  • Why Consumers Distrust Animal Ag and How We Close the Gap

    February 9, 2016 Closing the gap on three issues driving consumer distrust in animal agriculture — animal housing, emerging genetic advancements and antibiotics use — will be the... read more
  • Campbell Soup Company’s GMO Labeling Move Applauded by CFI

    January 8, 2016 Campbell Soup Company’s move to begin disclosing the presence of genetically modified ingredients in its products demonstrates leadership when it comes to transparency… read more
  • New Transparency Research Reveals What Consumers Want From Food and Ag to Earn Their Trust

    November 17, 2015 A new study proves that improved transparency increases consumer trust in food. The Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI) latest research, A Clear View of Transparency... read more
  • Former White House Policy Advisor, Hershey Exec to Keynote Summit

    October 27, 2015 Sam Kass, NBC News senior food analyst and former White House policy advisor, will keynote The Center for Food Integrity 2015 Food Integrity Summit: A... read more
  • Hershey Executive to Keynote Food Integrity Summit

    September 30, 2015 Leslie Turner, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of The Hershey Company, will keynote the 2015 Food Integrity Summit … read more
  • Expert Panel Examines Video from Turkey Hatchery

    June 19, 2015 The Animal Care Review Panel has examined undercover video obtained at a turkey hatchery, where farm employees … read more
  • Expert Panel Examines Undercover Video Report at Colorado Hog Farm

    May 6, 2015 The Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI) Animal Care Review Panel has examined video obtained from a Colorado hog farm according to the group Mercy For... read more
  • Consumers Don’t Care if U.S. Farmers are “Feeding the World”

    April 23, 2015 CFI Research Shows It’s Time to Change the Conversation. “We’re feeding the world” is a mantra often used by those involved in farming and food to... read more
  • Expert Panel Examines Undercover Video from Chicken Facility

    March 15, 2015 CFI created the Animal Care Review Panel program to engage recognized animal care specialists to examine video and provide expert perspectives for food retailers, the... read more