July 18, 2011
Getting older: Impact of ageing on US, Latin America, Europe, Japan, China
Aging impact on America, Canada and Latin America. Retirement, older workers, social care, medicare budgets. Obesity impact on future of food industry, prevention of weight problems, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Food and drink for health, disease prevention and to improve life expectancy, so food becomes a health product. Worries about obesity and impact on food and beverage sales, consumer choice, product formulation. Retail food sales and fast food outlets are all affected by move to healthier products. Marketing shift to providing information to customers so that they can make informed choices. Food regulation -- safety, nutrition, obesity risks, healthy diet. Video made at Femsa event -- Patrick Dixon conference keynote speaker.