Mind Your Menus: What to Expect from the World of Food and Drink in 2017

by Christine Sismondo
Jan 20, 2017 8:05 AM ET

Originally published on The Globe and Mail

With nearly everyone happy to see the backside of 2016, most of us are especially grateful to have a shot at that symbolic clean slate that January always promises. And this year, clean living doesn’t seem to be quite as important as social responsibility judging by many in the food and drink industries who are renewing their commitments to making the world a better place. As such, 2017 is already shaping up to be the Year of Mindful Eating and Drinking.

Bacardi, for example, is trying to eliminate plastic straws in cocktails (for the ocean’s sake), and Corby’s, which already picks up the tab for Toronto transit riders on New Year’s Eve, is removing the polar bear logo from its bottle to raise both money for and awareness of the effects of climate change on the habitat of polar bears. Proceeds from sales will go to Polar Bears International.

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