Recently published statistics suggest most Swiss prefer home grown animal products.
Three quarters (75%) of those surveyed said they preferred Swiss eggs and more than half preferred Swiss meat (51%) and dairy products (59%).
Reasons for preferring local animal products were to support local farmers (nearly 25%), low food miles (15%) and product quality (15%).
40% considered Swiss agriculture to be trustworthy and 33% thought it was customer centred.
However, only 15% were convinced it was competitive and only 22% unequivocally thought it respected the environment. The percentage strongly agreeing that Swiss produce respected the environment fell 11 points from 33% to 22%.
The survey, done by Demoscope in January 2019, was based on 1,006 responses.