Consumers Still Afraid of Green Leafy Vegetables

It’s been five months since the Great Spinach Scare of 2006, but consumers are still wary of leafy green vegetables, according to survey.

Falling spinach sales have also prompted the produce industry to seek federal oversight to assure buyers that fresh produce is safe. “We need to be in front of this to maintain consumer confidence,” said Tom Stenzel, president of the United Fresh Produce Association, a leading trade group. “Consumers need to … feel safe in their choices.”

Lachanophobia is fear of vegetables. Is there a word for a fear of green leafy vegetables? Greenleafyvegetablephobia?

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