Food is greatest concern for Europeansby Michela Maisti - 2014.05.26
Those who think that terrorism, security and environment are the main concerns for Europeans should think again. According to research, EU citizens are more likely to lose sleep over food. Six out of 10 believe that food safety is the aspect of everyday life to which we should give most attention. When it comes to labels, the Italians and Spanish are the most discerning: eight out of 10 would not buy food with no labelling and check the product's provenance before buying. But authenticity isn't the only concern. Most Europeans believe that packaging really makes a difference. As many as 87% therefore prefer that food and beverages come in glass containers. Obsessed with chemical food contamination, Europeans prefer glass because they believe it is more sterile than plastic or metal. Even more so if the food is for children.
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