Food Demand Survey (FooDS) - September 2016

The latest results of the Food Demand Survey (FooDS) are now out.  A few results of note:

  • Willingness-to-pay (WTP) for beef products was essentially unchanged compared to last month, and there were small movements in pork and chicken WTP.
  • Spending on food away from home increased about 8.7% from August to September.
  • Compared to last month, there was an uptick in awareness and concern for bird flu.  Pink slime was less in the news and of less concern compared to September.  Both awareness and concern for GMOs fell relative to last month.  
  • Respondents reported being less concerned about losing weight this month compared to last.  

We asked a few ad hoc questions, but these will be discussed at a later date as analysis is still underway.