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CA: New survey shows Canadians view farmers favourably but know little or nothing about farming

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The London Free Press: Canadians admit to knowing very little about farming even though most trust farmers, says a new ag-advocacy research group. About 69 per cent of Canadians surveyed in a recent poll say they view farmers “warm and favourably” when they’re looking for reliable food information — a higher ranking than for any other food adviser including doctors, friends/family and dieticians.

And it’s about twice the degree of trust they place in food retailers, government or food industry associations, said the survey, conducted for the new Canadian Centre for Food Integrity. “There are 16 million Canadians with a question mark about our food system,” Mackay said.

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