These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased sources.
- Overall, we rate FoodDive as least biased based on minimal editorializing of information. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2012 by Sean Griffey, Eli Dickinson, and Ryan Willumson, FoodDive is an online news platform that focuses on the food industry and is operated by Industry Dive, based in Washington, DC. The platform covers various topics, including finances, food technology, manufacturing, packaging, ingredients, and corporate operations.
Funded by / Ownership
Industry Dive, now a subsidiary of Informa Tech—a London-based British group specializing in publishing, business intelligence, and exhibitions—was acquired by Informa PLC and operates FoodDive along with other verticals like AgricultureDive, BankingDive, BioPharmaDive, CFODive, and CybersecurityDive. FoodDive generates revenue from ads and sponsored content.
FoodDive generally provides well-researched and factual articles. For example, the article “Nestlé expands Coffee Mate creamer into fast-growing iced coffee” discusses Nestlé’s expansion into the iced coffee market. The article cites credible sources, such as the NY Times, including company statements and market research reports.
Another article, titled “Bold colors, bespoke flavors drive ADM’s 2024 ingredient trends,” discusses ADM’s annual ingredient trend forecasting for 2024. The article emphasizes that consumers are prioritizing affordability, taste, and wellness and discusses how these factors are influencing ingredient choices. It also mentions the impact of technology, specifically AI, on food aesthetics and flavors. The article cites credible sources, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent Consumer Price Index, and includes links to ADM’s annual ingredient trend forecasting report. Overall, the article provides a comprehensive view of the upcoming trends in food ingredients, backed by data and expert insights.
We also analyzed another article, “Goya boycott after CEO’s praise of Trump resulted in higher sales: study,” which focuses on the surge in Goya’s sales following a social media boycott due to the CEO’s praise of former President Donald Trump. The article reports a 22% rise in sales despite the boycott and explores the role of brand loyalty. While the article is factual and cites research from Cornell University, it does frame the situation in a way that minimizes the impact of the boycott. Phrases like “hampered the punitive effects of the boycott” and “the risk of damage to their companies during a boycott may be overblown” could be seen as biased in favor of the company over the boycotters. In summary, the article has a slight corporate bias but is mainly factual and well-sourced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate FoodDive as least biased based on minimal editorializing of information. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 10/28/2023)
Last Updated on October 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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