The year 2021 is set to be one to rebuild and reevaluate the food system and the quality of the food consumed.

Bob Quinn, founder of Kamut International, has over 40 years of experience exploring alternatives to industrial agriculture and food production and believes that “to change the future of the food system, the food system should change from high industrial to regenerative organic, making healthier soils and plants, and restoring the quality of food.”

It may not be surprising that the Mediterranean diet was named best diet for 2021, recognizing the need to reduce or eliminate processed foods, and opt for meals full of fruits, vegetables, beans, lentils, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.

Ancient grain KAMUT® khorasan wheat can help people maintain healthy eating habits by substituting processed and bleached flour for the goodness and nutritional benefits of whole grains. According to the USDA FoodData Central database, a 100-gram serving of KAMUT® Brand wheat contains over 14.5 grams of protein, which is slightly more than the protein content of quinoa indicated in the same database. 

COVID-19 and its related impacts have only exacerbated already existing and underlying issues of food insecurity and inequality. Addressing these issues in part by improving access to nutritious food is essential to improving people’s health.