Filed Under: Organic Activists

Results of a fear campaign

As organic-only food marketers gain ground in England by disparaging conventionally-produced foods, no one should be surprised that supermarkets are taking it on the chin. A new survey in the British Good Housekeeping magazine found that two-thirds of Britons trust their grocer less than they used to; one-sixth said they couldn’t trust supermarkets to sell safe foods at all. The most surprising statistic, though, is that 83 percent of those surveyed said they would be happy pay an extra £9 per week (that’s about $673 per year) to ensure food safety. This news will undoubtedly thrill our domestic Nanny Culture, which is angling for that extra cash with American fear campaigns that bear an eerie resemblance to their British counterparts.

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