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Most Swiss prefer home grown eggs, meat and dairy

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Recently published statistics suggest most Swiss prefer home grown animal products. © Swisshippo | Dreamstime.comThree quarters (75%) of those surveyed said they preferred Swiss eggs and more than half preferred Swiss meat (51%) and dairy products (59%). Reasons for preferring local animal products were to support local farmers (nearly 25%), low food miles (15%) and product quality (15%). 40% considered Swiss agriculture to be trustworthy and 33% thought it was customer centred. However, only 15% were convinced it was competitive and only 22% unequivocally thought it respected the environment. The percentage strongly agreeing that Swiss produce respected the environment fell 11 points from 33% to 22%. The survey, done by Demoscope in January 2019, was based on 1,006

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Recently published statistics suggest most Swiss prefer home grown animal products.

Most Swiss prefer home grown eggs, meat and dairy
© Swisshippo | Dreamstime.com

Three quarters (75%) of those surveyed said they preferred Swiss eggs and more than half preferred Swiss meat (51%) and dairy products (59%).

Reasons for preferring local animal products were to support local farmers (nearly 25%), low food miles (15%) and product quality (15%).

40% considered Swiss agriculture to be trustworthy and 33% thought it was customer centred.

However, only 15% were convinced it was competitive and only 22% unequivocally thought it respected the environment. The percentage strongly agreeing that Swiss produce respected the environment fell 11 points from 33% to 22%.

The survey, done by Demoscope in January 2019, was based on 1,006 responses.

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