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What Americans Think of Food

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Touch the Soil News #607 (feature photo – CCA 2.0) One of the world’s leading “market intelligence” agencies (Mintel) recently reported on American attitudes towards food. You can read the full release at: http://www.mintel.com/press-centre/food-and-drink/resolution-refresh-less-than-half-of-americans-consider-their-diet-to-be-healthy By the numbers, here are highlights of the research:   58 percent consider their diets to be not healthy 38 percent agree that healthy foods are worth the added expense Only 14 percent agree that regulatory approval indicates a food is healthy Only 16 percent trust health claims on food and beverage packages Only 23 percent agree that guidelines for diet published by the USDA are good for them 28 percent believe a food is unhealthy,…

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