Have you looked at your Twitter feed recently and felt like it could use a little more food industry news? The Food Dive account (which we hope you are following) keeps a library of growing lists that you may want to check out, including prominent experts in packaging, retail and food science.
We have a short list of favorite journalists to follow as well. As far as daily reporting, context and business implications for emerging trends go, we always keep our eyes on what these friendly faces have to say. Have a look for yourself, and let us know if you like what they're serving up:
1. VENESSA WONG
On Twitter: @venessawong
You'll find links and comments from one of Bloomberg Businessweek's busiest reporters at this account. Her coverage follows important developments across the U.S. food industry with insights on beverages, retail, restaurants and other sectors. If you're looking for breaking food news, there's a good chance that she's on top of it.
2. TODD RUNESTAD
On Twitter: @ToddRunestad
As the editor-in-chief at Functional Ingredients magazine, Runestad stays on top of current food trends and developments with an eye on science nutrition. He tweets lots of links from his company, New Hope Natural Media, and in them you'll find the voice of an editor who is extremely tuned in to the ingredients world.
3. CANDICE CHOI
On Twitter: @candicechoi
If you are not already familiar with Choi's byline from her ubiquitous Associated Press reports, you should be. Thanks to breaking news about big U.S. companies and other national issues affecting food, her Twitter feed is pretty much indispensable.
Coke should bring back its original cans ... way more badass pic.twitter.com/nlFAqvPtZF— Candice Choi (@candicechoi) August 26, 2013
4. LIZ WEBBER
On Twitter: @Liz_Webber
Webber is an associate editor at Supermarket News, and if you want to stay plugged in to daily issues in food retail with links to a variety of sources, she stays on top key issues on a daily basis. Covering grocer-specific stories, as well as new products and food safety topics, she maintains one of the best dedicated feeds we have seen.
5. DUANE STANFORD
Another Bloomberg writer, Stanford is a fantastic Twitter resource for business news coming out of the food and beverage industry. Give him a follow if you want to see what's going on at some of the biggest companies in the marketplace, as well as how current trends and events are impacting them. His tweets aren't as frequent as some of the other reporters on this list, but they are smart and on target.
6. NATHAN GRAY
On Twitter: @nathanrgray
Gray keeps up with a wide variety of ingredient and food production issues for FoodNavigator.com. For word on new studies, pressing questions and food science commentary, he's definitely someone who should be on your radar.
7. HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
On Twitter: @hbottemiller
To get a little more food policy news into your Twitter diet, look no further than Politico's Helena Bottemiller Evich. Particularly where regulation and import/export issues are involved, she's sharp and informed about developments with the potential to resonate in national and global supply chains.
8. JOE SATRAN
On Twitter: @joe_satran
Do you like your food news with plenty of personality? Joe Satran is a staff writer covering food for The Huffington Post, and he diligently keeps track of what he and his colleagues are writing on a day-to-day basis. Expect some restaurant and foodie-oriented info thrown in as well, but you won't be disappointed with his writing.
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