Food Trends, Retail And Sustainability Experts Launch: The Food Journal

The Food Journal Will Provide an In-Depth Analysis on One Topic Important to the Entire Food Chain. First Issue Examines Proposition 37.

Feb 19, 2013, 10:00 ET from The Food Journal

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Phil Lempert, a food trends, safety and retail expert and editor of The Lempert Report, and Harriet Hentges, Gene Kahn, and Marty Strauss, founders of Hentges, Kahn, Strauss, LLC, a leading food and sustainability consulting firm, today announced they have teamed to create a new publication titled The Food Journal.

The Food Journal is a unique and in-depth e-newsletter providing bi-monthly unbiased analysis and commentary. Each issue examines one timely topic as it relates to the food chain from soil to shelves. In addition, each issue contains dozens of links within the body of its copy to provide comprehensive information about the particular subject. As a result, The Food Journal also functions as an annotated bibliography on a specific topic.

"A need for credible, focused and timely analysis on one critical issue is a missing piece in the abundant, but not always accessible, information flow available to executives in the food industry," says Harriet Hentges, partner, Hentges, Kahn, Strauss, LLC. "The Food Journal promises a compact 360 degree view that is both reader friendly and time sensitive."  

"The food industry is driven by politics, science, technology, environmental challenges, marketing and culinary affinities," says Phil Lempert. "On any given controversy affecting the industry as a whole, it's imperative to understand the scope in seeing its application to one specific sector of the industry.  With The Food Journal, a farmer will now have the opportunity to understand a grocery store owner's point of view or a biotech engineer to see the point of view of the dietitian."

Each issue of The Food Journal has a team of experts that will provide creative and effective commentaries built into the copy alongside the various other hyperlinks. In addition, each issue projects a future forecast for the topic beginning with the first issue about Proposition 37 titled "Coming to the Cross-Roads with GMO-Free Labeling." Future topics will include the Fate of Food Stamps (SNAP).

The Food Journal editorial team includes:

  • Harriet Hentges has had extensive international and senior management experience in public and private sectors including key positions at Sears Roebuck & Co., Wal-Mart and Ahold USA. She is a member of the Food Marketing Institute's Sustainability Executive Committee.
  • Gene Kahn, founder of Cascadian Farm, who most recently served as the vice president and global sustainability officer at General Mills. Currently he serves as a senior advisor of Agricultural Development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Known as the SupermarketGuru, Phil Lempert is the editor in chief of The Food Journal and has written five books. He is a contributing editor for Supermarket News and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times who appears regularly on the TODAY Show, The View and FOX Business News.
  • Dr. Marty Strauss worked with Monsanto Company for 34 years beginning in Environmental Engineering and transitioning to roles in government affairs and in regulatory affairs.  He concluded his career working with retailers and CPG companies on domestic and international food and agricultural policy issues.

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SOURCE The Food Journal