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Policy opinions revealed in Consumer Food Insights Report

As the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture reviews the Farm Bill, consumers shared their opinions on food and agriculture policy in a new survey. The third Consumer Food Insights Report from Purdue University offers insights into the popularity of specific policies and how…

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Consumer Food Insights Report details consumer reaction to inflation

Consumers are managing inflation in food prices for now, but their expectations to experience future inflation increased from last month, according to this month’s Consumer Food Insights Report from Purdue University. The survey-based report out of Purdue University’s Center for Food Demand…

New report provides insight on consumer food spending, satisfaction, sustainability

The Consumer Food Insights Report, a new monthly report identifying trends and changes in consumer food purchases and preferences, has been released. The survey-based report out of Purdue University’s Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability assesses food security and spending, consumer satisfaction…

Purdue research strengthens soybean’s potential in the plant-based protein market

A though most of the world’s soybean crop is fed to animals, a Purdue plant breeder thinks that soybean’s complete protein — it contains all eight amino acids essential for human health — makes it the logical choice for the…

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Dashboard shows ‘Achilles’ heel’ of food supply chain

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Bare shelves this holiday season highlight shortages and show how vulnerable the supply chain can be to disruptions. We know a sick baker can’t make bread, but what if something happens to the people and supplies…

A New Flow of Information and Ideas in Agriculture

We all have well-worn paths in familiar places, like where you walk your dog or how you navigate the grocery store. Much like us, information can get stuck in a rut going from point A to point B. Purdue University’s Next…

Food and Beverage Industries’ COVID-19 Vulnerability Index goes live; experts available

COVID-19 Vulnerability Index A pair of new online dashboards show the vulnerability of food and beverage manufacturing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic significance of these industries across the nation. Jayson Lusk, a nationally recognized food and agricultural economist,…

Food prices and COVID: Agricultural economics professor breaks down rising food prices

Jayson Lusk, agricultural economics professor and department head, breaks down why and how COVID has led to an increase in domestic food prices. In the Q&A below, he answers some commonly posed questions. Domestically average food prices are on the…