I didn't know that IBM was in the survey business, but apparently it has just asked people what they think about the safety of the food supply. Fewer than 20% of the 1,000 people who responded said (what a surpise) that they trusted food companies to make safe and healthful foods.
More than 60 percent said they were worried about food safety and--this one really does surprise me--83 percent could name a food that was recalled in the past two years, mostly peanut butter.
IBM's conclusion? "These findings underscore how the rise in recalls and contamination has significantly eroded consumer confidence in food and product safety, as well as with the companies that manufacture and distribute these products." No kidding.
Now if Congress would only pay attention and do the right thing.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to email@example.com.