Food Demand Survey (FooDS) - June 2015

The June 2015 edition of the Food Demand Survey (2015) is now out.

A few notable results:

  • Changes in willingness to pay (WTP) for meats was mixed.  WTP for hamburger was down almost 10% but WTP for chicken wings was up almost 10%.  WTP for both steak and chicken breast was up relative to May.
  • Expected food expenditures at home and away from home were down this month relative to May.
  • For the third month in a row, the largest percentage jump in awareness for different food issues was for bird flu.  Moreover, this is the first time for bird flu to be ranked in the top three issues of awareness and for concern since the beginning of the survey.  There was also a rise in concern for swine flu and for mad cow.
  • I asked several new ad hoc questions this month, but I'll report on these separately in the coming weeks.