58% think US food system is heading in the wrong direction 2011

'Some of those initiatives by retailers are meant to help consumers feel more confident about their food choices. Consumer research by the Food Marketing Institute shows 33% of consumers think the U.S. food system is heading in the right direction while 58% think it is the wrong direction. '... They also trust grocers on food safety -- 90% trust the grocers, compared to 80% trusting USDA and 78% trusting the FDA."

Source: Chris Clayton,Feed the U.S., Not the World Survey Raises Doubts on Consumer Views Regarding U.S. Ag Feeding the World, The Progressive Farmer, Oct. 26, 2011. http://www.dtnprogressivefarmer.com/dtnag/common/link.do;jsessionid=2D69...