FOOD CONSUMPTION PATTERNS IN TWO COMMUNITIES

A survey on food consumption patterns was conducted in an urban black community and a rural black community. Urban consumers tend to consume more bread, and less maize meal than rural consumers. Urban consumers consume more meat than poverty-stricken rural dwellers. The same is true with respect to fruit and ready-made foods. Both quality and price are important considerations for consumers' food purchases, particularly rural consumers. Price appears to be less important to the higher income (> R2000 per month) consumers in purchases of bread and meat, but rather important in vegetable purchases. Almost 60 per cent never consume food at away from home food establishments.


Issue Date:
1997-06
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/54950
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 36, Issue 2
Page range:
206-215
Total Pages:
10




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