NEW YORK — Americans are buying less meat and cooking more often from scratch, and a growing number are planning a vegetable garden, a Parade magazine survey shows.
Parade’s annual “What America Eats” survey indicates consumers are making significant changes in their shopping habits. A full 59% said they’re buying less meat, and overall 80% said rising prices have caused them to change the way they shop for food. More than a third (35%) said they’re preparing more meals from scratch, and 28% said they’re buying more products in bulk.
Even as they pay more attention to how they spend their money, respondents said they will not give up eating a balanced diet. Perhaps with that in mind, 21% said they’re planning to grow their own vegetables.
The national survey of 531 consumers was conducted online earlier this fall.
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