August 17, 2007
August 17, 2007 - Some 70 percent of food shoppers say they're willing to pay more for produce, poultry, meat, seafood and other food products produced in the United States, according to a new poll by Zogby International.
One in three respondents said they would pay up to 10 percent more for U.S. food, and nearly half (46 percent) would be willing to pay from 10 to 25 percent more. Eleven percent said they would be willing to pay 25 percent or more. Nearly 15 percent of respondents indicated they would not be willing to pay more.
The survey also showed that 90 percent believe knowing the country of origin of the foods they buy will allow consumers to make safer food choices, and 88 percent said they would like all retail food to be labeled this way.
But wanting to know and going out of their way to check where a product originates are two different things. Only 11 percent said they always check product origin, while 37 percent said they check most of the time and 34 percent said they check occasionally.
The Zogby interactive survey of 4,508 adults nationwide was conducted July 17-19, 2007. For more information see http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1345
. Reprinted from meatingplace.com