Architects of change | TV Program | Economics of taste
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Philippe RENARD

Solution / Unprocessed Foods

Making good food choices has become more and more difficult. The food industry fills the foods they produce with additives and salt, with little concern for their effects on human health. Whether used to improve the taste of bland foods or to increase the weight or shelf-life of a product, a significant percentage of the substances that go into processed foods have names that we cannot recognize and identify as “food”. That is why more and more people are turning toward healthy, unprocessed foods at home.

While it is possible to use healthy organic foods in restaurants, it can require some effort and organization to make the switch. It comes down to knowing where to procure the ingredients, taking advantage of business opportunities, and learning how to cook with fresh products. Nonetheless, it can be difficult for a restaurant to completely abandon industrial foods, as some of them reduce preparation time considerably or are specifically requested by clients.