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Table 8 Reasons for consuming vegetables (Multiple-Response)

From: Consumers’ Perception of Environmental and Health Benefits, and Consumption of Organic Vegetables in Bangkok

Reasons f %
1. Main Reasons for Consuming OV (n = 257)
 Healthier than conventional vegetables 225 87.5
 Free from inorganic inputs 194 75.5
 Conventional vegetables are not good for health 148 57.6
2. Main Reasons for Consuming Both OV and CV (n = 241)
 High price of organic vegetables 175 72.6
 Not many varieties of OV 172 71.4
 Vegetables that we consume often are not available in the stores 172 71.4
3. Main Reason for Consuming CV only (n = 127)
 High price of organic vegetables 119 93.7
 Do not see a difference between conventional and organic vegetables 86 67.7
 Inorganic pesticide free vegetables are safe 85 66.9
  1. f frequency of respondents
  2. OV organic vegetables
  3. CV conventional vegetables