Ever since the whole "pink slime" controversy reared its disgusting head, consumers have begun to question their food more and more.
People no longer just walk into the grocery store, grab a pound of ground beef and walk out.
They pay for it first. LOLz!
But before they pay for it, they find out where the animal was raised, what that animal was fed, if there were any hormones or steroids used.
Even with produce, consumers want to know what sort of pesticides were used if any and if it comes from a local farm or is shipped in from out of state.
The director of the Downtown Farmers Market in Des Moines, Iowa said:
"There was a time when people were pretty complacent about their food and just trusted someone else was going to take care of them. The dialogue has changed a lot. Now people want to know who is growing their food."
We think this is a great trend. Making healthier choices is always a good decision.
It's nice to know that something good is coming out of this whole "pink slime" fiasco.
Accountability is probably the biggest change, now farmers have to realize that people are going to want to know exactly what they're doing.
And if no one likes what they're doing (pesticides, hormones, steroids, etc.) then people will stop buying and that farmer will have to change their strategy or else risk losing the farm.
Gotta keep the consumers happy. The customer is always right!