03 Nov '11, 6pm

Consumers losing faith in Big Food via @grist

Consumers losing faith in Big Food via @grist

And before you conclude that Americans are feeling their inner Scrooge during the Great Recession, dig a little deeper into the CFI report and you'll find some fairly nuanced views. On the one hand, 55 percent agree that America "has a responsibility to provide food for the rest of the world." But, echoing sustainable agriculture and international development experts, an astonishing 95 percent of respondents believe that "it is more important for the U.S. to teach developing nations how to feed themselves than to export food to them." Apparently, the "teach a person to fish" proverb resonates with consumers in a way that it does not with food company executives.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/industrial-agriculture/2011-11-03-co...

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