8 February 2000
Nearly one in three eats organic

MORE than one person in four now eats some organic food, although high prices are still dissuading many customers, according to a survey published by Health Which?

Organic food is seen as healthier, safer and tastier in the light of the crisis over BSE and fears over genetically modified ingredients.

The survey found that 29% of people now replace some of their staple food with organic alternatives. Fruit and vegetables are the most popular organic purchase.

One in 10 occasionally buys organic meat, dairy products and bread.