A new Ipsos survey of 29 countries looking at current food habits and future perceptions reveals that half believe the cost of the food they eat will get worse and three in ten believe the environmental impact of the food they eat will get worse.
The survey, conducted online among adults aged under 65 in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States of America, revealed that a variety of attitudes and perceptions exist across the globe in relation to food.
Commenting on the findings, David Elliott, Director, Ipsos Social Research Institute, said: “It is not overly surprising that Australians are somewhat pessimistic about the cost of food in the future as this fits with what we see in the Ipsos Issues Monitor, where ‘Cost of Living’ has been the number one concern for Australians since June 2017. Likely fuelling concerns about future food pricing are constant community, political and media discussion over energy prices, recent petrol price hikes, and concerns about the impact of global warming, all of which can impact the cost of food."
“The other interesting finding was that while 59 per cent Australians we surveyed had tried a diet to lose weight, 71 per cent believed that most diet plans ultimately fail. So despite our pessimistic view of the success of diet plans, we keep on hoping and trying.”