Have your say on the Future of Food

Travelling video booths will be touring the UK as part of  Which?’s national ‘Future of Food’ debate.

The latest Which? Quarterly Consumer Report revealed food to be one of the top financial concerns among consumers, with 75% of people worried about food prices. Eight out of 101 have noticed their grocery bill has increased in the past year, and more than 40% of people say they’ll cut back on buying food in the next few months.

We’re starting a national debate on the future of food, speaking to consumers about their attitudes towards key food issues, from how it’s produced to future sustainability, quality and safety.

We’ll also be asking if it is possible to produce more food, reduce the health and environmental impact, and still uphold other priorities such as supporting local producers and ensuring animal welfare.

This month, the travelling ‘Future of Food’ video booths will be popping up in town centres across the country so shoppers can drop in and give their views on food issues. In addition, Which? will be hosting citizens’ juries to debate in-depth the issues affecting our food choices, reporting back to Which? with recommendations.

Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said:

“There are questions facing us as a nation about the future of food so we want to start a national debate.  Our ‘Future of Food’ video booths will gather the views of consumers across the country to find out what people think the Government, the food industry and the public, need to do.”

Notes for Editors

  1. The video booths will be visiting:Cambridge, Christ’sPiecesPark- Monday 24th September,Swansea,Oxford St- Tuesday 25th September,Manchester,PiccadillyGardens– Wednesday 26th September, and Edinburgh,Festival Square- Thursday 27 September between10.30am – 3.30pm.
  2. A Which? spokesperson will be available for interview at theCambridgeorManchesterbooths, or down an ISDN line.
  3. Four citizen’s juries are being held inLondon,Belfast,GlasgowandCardiff.
  4. Which?’s latest Quarterly Consumer Report can be found here:

1Populus conducted a survey of 2,100 GB adults between 24th – 27th August 2012. Surveys were conducted online and the results have been weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. Populus is a founder member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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