While you can find more meat and dairy alternatives in the grocery store today, most Iowans still prefer to buy real meat and dairy foods, according to the latest Iowa Farm Bureau Food and Farm Index®.

The annual survey, conducted online this fall by The Harris Poll, shows more than 9 in 10 Iowans (95 percent) say their households eat meat at least once a week.

However, only 3 in 10 (31 percent) say they are likely to buy imitation meat, even if it was readily available.

The survey reflects that many Iowans realize the nutritional benefits of lean meats, dairy and eggs, says Dr. Ruth MacDonald, professor and chair of Iowa...