In a year when administrations changed in the United States, the food industry faced global problems. The causes and effects of climate change managed to compete with the pandemic for importance in 2021. Highlights from the leading voices in food and agriculture production include:

  • Policymakers and the private sector pursued stewardship practices to minimize food production’s impact on the planet.
  • Extreme weather events stymied crop growth and disrupted food distribution.
  • Vaccines prompted conversations about worker safety; meanwhile, worker shortages further complicated supply chain problems.
2021 Top Ten Topics