Linda Funk

President

Flavorful Insight

Linda Funk is the founding Executive Director of The Soyfoods Council, where she has served for 22 years. She has co-authored two digital soyfoods-focused cookbooks, one of which received a “Best in the U.S.” 2022 Gourmand Cookbook Award. Linda specializes in working with large food and beverage manufacturers and commodity associations. She has promoted soyfoods internationally at in-person events, at culinary schools worldwide, through editorial placements in major publications and travels to more than ten countries. Her clients have been featured on major broadcast media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, A&E, and National Public Radio.

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Food & Lifestyle

Fall Trend Report:How Soy Foods Fit the World’s New Normal

Linda Funk|Oct 3, 2022

The world’s consumers aren’t eating words, but they are paying closer attention to food product claims—words like functional and sustainable. Soy foods are on-target ingredients…

Sustainability

Will Demand for Soy Foods and Soybean Oil Rise With Inflation?

Linda Funk|Sep 15, 2022

Soy foods might prove to be a bright spot in this era of rising food prices and concerns about how climate change may affect the…

Food & Lifestyle

Soy Foods Enhance Inflation-Fighting Strategies

Linda Funk|Sep 9, 2022

U.S. Soy is well-positioned as rising global food prices have an impact on nutrition as well as budgets. In Mexico, for example, 71% of consumers…

Food & Lifestyle

Soy Foods Ride the Wellness Wave

Linda Funk|Aug 9, 2022

Wellness-driven food trends may well create a new niche for soy foods. Today’s nutrition and wellness considerations increasingly affect consumer food choices. Research suggests that…

Infrastructure

Soy Foods Support Today’s Focus on Flavor

Linda Funk|Jul 17, 2022

Consumer food choices take taste, sustainability and health into consideration. Additionally, the flavor trend flourishes at global food industry events, on restaurant menus, in new…

Food & Lifestyle

Soy Foods Join in the Spirit of National Dairy Month

Linda Funk|Jun 22, 2022

In the U.S., June is National Dairy Month, an event that celebrates the contribution the dairy industry makes to the world.[1] The occasion serves to…

Food & Lifestyle

How Soy Foods Support Cultural Diversity

Linda Funk|May 20, 2022

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2022, is observed on May 21 each year. The annual event celebrates not only the richness…

Food & Lifestyle

Why These Soyfoods-Friendly Attitudes May Be Here to Stay

Linda Funk|May 12, 2022

Several trends affect the way the world eats. It’s hard to miss the plant protein boom. The shift in health priorities and environmental awareness influences…

Food & Lifestyle

Tradition Meets Trend:Soyfoods are a Mindful Choice

Linda Funk|Apr 11, 2022

In the United States, April is National Soyfoods Month—an ideal time to share news about the advantages that versatile soyfoods made with U.S.-grown soy offer…

Sustainability

Prioritizing Sustainability, Innovation and Nutrition:U.S. Women Farmers Talk Commitment to U.S. Soy

Linda Funk|Mar 7, 2022

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8 and U.S. National Agriculture Day on March 22, the U.S. Soy industry showcases two U.S. women farmers…