Is food a health hazard australian beliefs about the quality of food
Crawford, D.; Worsley, A.; Peters, M.
Food Technology in Australia 36(9): 414-417
A random sample of 730 adults living in Adelaide [Australia] was asked about their perceptions of food production, processing and distribution. Two main areas of concern were indicated. First, there was widespread concern over the presence of chemicals and additives in food, particularly among women. Second, many respondents doubted the nutritional adequacy of commercially available foods. Persons of high occupational status and education held more positive views of the food industry. Among women, complex age group differences were also observed. A substantial proportion of the public is misinformed about food production and processing methods.