SEATTLE — A year-end user survey set to be released today by Allrecipes.com here revealed that healthy eating concerns trumped saving money for home cooking enthusiasts, and showed that they believe food safety should be the main focus of government’s role in food.
Nearly one-third of the more than 1,300 surveyed users of the food-focused social networking site answered: “We can eat healthier/have more control over the foods we eat,” when asked to specify their greatest motivation for preparing meals at home.
“Saving money” was the next most popular answer, with about 25% of the vote, followed closely by “I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes.”
Asked about the role the U.S. government should play in regard to food, almost two-thirds (65.5%) said “Monitor food safety,” well ahead of “Provide food for those who can’t afford it” (11.1%) and “Help farmers” (9.7%).
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