Although only one-third of the public thinks the agriculture community and food companies are transparent, a new FoodThink report states that nearly two-thirds of consumers want more information about how their food is produced.
The latest research appears in "Evolving Trust in the Food Industry" from Sullivan Higdon & Sink (SHS) FoodThink. The white paper contains insights into Americans' knowledge and trust of the food industry and how those perceptions have changed from 2012 to present.
"Food marketers should know that consumer perceptions of transparency in the food industry are consistently improving but there is plenty of room to grow," said Erika Chance, senior FoodThink researcher. "The good news is that consumers are turning to food companies and grocers for more information because they do have an interest in learning more about the food they eat."