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The pandemic may have eased, but 2022 saw no shortage of disruptions. Supply chains have adapted, innovated and recovered, but many of those changes come at a cost.

Highlights from this report on the top conversations in food, beverage and agriculture include:

  • The immediate impacts of extreme weather drove up food costs.
  • Agriculturalists and policymakers considered the long-term costs and benefits of stewardship practices and climate change.
  • Tight supplies of workers, protein and fertilizer all raised production costs. Many brands passed these costs along to consumers.
  • Inflation factored into rising food insecurity, where policy changes proved to be a mixed bag.
2022 Top Ten Topics