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Posted: 3 December 2021 | | No comments yet

The New Food editorial team deliver the week’s top food and beverage headlines in just one minute.

Ireland has taken top spot in The Economist’s annual Global Food Security Index. The country ranked well  across the four criteria of affordability, availability, quality and safety, and natural resources and resilience. Austria and the United Kingdom made up the rest of the top three, while Canada ranked higher than the US, finishing in eighth with its southern neighbour sharing ninth spot with France.

The global food traceability market size reached $4.54 Billion in 2020 and is expected to rise to $9.75 billion by 2028, according to the latest analysis by Emergen Research. It’s thought the growth has been driven by a greater demand from consumers for traceability as a result of the pandemic.

Lastly, Seattle has been named as the US’ most generous city when it comes to tipping. An analysis of online food orders made from the city revealed more than 38 percent of orders contained a tip of more than 20 percent.