Department of Agricultural Economics Department of Agricultural Economics - Main

Department of Agricultural Economics

Food Demand Survey

The purpose of this project is to track consumer preferences and sentiments on the safety, quality, and price of food consumed at home and away from home. The project will track consumer awareness of food-related issues and events. Moreover, the project will track and index consumer demand for several retail meat products.

Consumer surveys can be used to analyze immediate past consumer behavior, as well as develop models that look to the future. This project provides a platform for a rapid analysis for emerging policy or marketing issues. Information will allow researchers to predict changes in demand based upon current food issues. Collected data will assist researchers in tracking the eating intentions and change in food demand.

Monthly summaries and updates of our findings are reported below. If you are interested in adding questions to our ongoing surveys, accessing the detailed data or to subscribe to our monthly report email, contact us at

Academic Papers Published Using FooDS Data

How Meat Demand Elasticities Vary with Price, Income, and Product Category

Which Biotech Foods Are Most Acceptable to the Public?

USDA Quality Grades May Mislead Consumers

New Tool (FooDS) Identifies Consumers' Views on Food Safety

Survey Information
Survey Questions and Methods

Monthly Reports:

Volume 4

Volume 3

Volume 2

Volume 1

FooDS in the News

Social Media and Blog

  • Food Demand Survey Twitter


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