According to a Zogby International survey, 70 percent of U.S. food shoppers said they would pay more for produce, poultry, meat, seafood and other food products produced in the United States and identified as such.
Asked how much they’d be willing to spend, one-third of respondents said they would pay up to 10 percent more for
The survey reports that 90 percent believe that knowing a food’s country of origin would let them make safer food choices. Eighty-eight percent said they would like all retail food to carry country-of-origin labels.
But just because they want the labels doesn’t mean they would use them. Only 11 percent of respondents said they always check a product’s origin, while 37 percent said they check most of the time and 34 percent said they check occasionally.
The Zogby study involved 4,508 adults nationwide and was conducted in mid-July.