Since the murder of George Floyd, we have seen new ideas and innovations emerge from the Food Industry in their commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion that have never before been seen on this scale. Companies shook the status quo by building new structures to support and bring in diverse talent and increase pay to bridge divides. They made significant investments in Black and brown college funds and HBCU’s/HSI’s to diversify the future workforce.
New forms of advertising shifted to include more people from historically underrepresented identities on social media and in other forms of communication. Food industry campaigns focused on showing the diversity of people involved in food production, preparation, and service. Avenues of uplifting farmworkers and others who work the frontlines to feed the country also became the central focus of many campaigns.