Market Research RSS Feeds Research RSS FeedsTue, 17 Jul 2018 01:10:57 BST Expect 9,828 bad cuppas in your lifetime Expect 9,828 bad cuppas in your lifetime: The latest research by tea company, Clipper, has revealed making a good cup of tea is actually not that easy. In fact, in our lifetime we will be subject to 9,828 poor ones. The survey polled 2,000 Britons about their drinking habits and had some interesting findings, including that we drink on average 28 cups of tea a week, but only enjoy 25 of them. Half of respondents revealed that they have complained to a partner, colleague or friend when their tea-making efforts were below par and three quarters of tea-drinkers believe the way a person makes your cuppa shows just how much they really know you. Three in ten (30%) people felt so disappointed by a bad cup of tea they genuinely felt insulted by it, while 10% would rather someone forgot their birthday than deliver them a bad cup of tea. Who is the most likely to make us a bad cuppa? The research found that work colleagues were the worst culprits when it came to making us a sub-standard brew, but 40% would never reveal their disappointment to their boss. And of all those polled, just 20% would let their partner know if they made them a bad cup of tea. Grumbles around tea-making Of all the tea-making grumbles revealed, 36% said their tea was too weak, while another cause for moan was that it was lukewarm when they received it (35%). Serving a cup of tea in a mug that had not been washed properly upset a quarter of respondents, while 20% said the cup was not full enough. Top twenty tea complaints: 1. Too weak - 36% 2. Lukewarm - 35% 3. Too milky - 30% 4. The teabag has not been in for long enough - 26% 5. The mug has not been washed properly - 25% 6. It has the incorrect amount of milk - 21% 7. The cup is half empty - 20% 8. It is poor quality tea - 19% 9. The cup is half full - 18% 10. Too strong - 18% 11. The teabag was left in too long - 18% 12. The milk was put in before the tea - 18% 13. Someone rushed the process - 16% 14. Not enough sugar or sweetener was in it - 15% 15. There are tea stains down the cup - 14% 16. Not milky enough - 14% 17. The mug is chipped - 13% 18. The wrong type of milk - 11% 19. They gave you sugar/sweetener when you don't take it - 11% 20. It is not the right brand of tea - 9% Millennials in support of GM crops, a survey reveals Millennials in support of GM crops, a survey reveals: A recent study has found that young people are 'embracing technology' when it comes to the future of farming in the UK. This includes genetic modification (GM) of crops and GM technologies - with just 22 per cent of millennials having concerns about their use. The survey, commissioned by the Agricultural Biotechnology Council (ABC), revealed that around two thirds of 18-30 year-olds polled recognise the benefits of technology in helping the sustainability of British farming in the coming years, and support futuristic farming methods. The poll of 1,600 millennials also revealed that around two thirds back the use of drones to carry out farming tasks such as counting sheep and spraying crops. Around two thirds of respondents were also in support of unmanned aerial vehicles, with only 26 per cent opposing self-driving tractors on farms. Supportive of modern farming techniques: The survey showed that the younger age group (18-30 year olds) are the most supportive of modern farming techniques. Going forward, the ABC wants to see technologies made available for use in the UK that have previously not been permitted by the EU. Mark Buckingham, chair of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council said: 'We are delighted to see young people embrace technology as part of the future of farming. 'Using cutting edge technology and growing techniques will enable the UK to deal with the serious challenges of keeping our farmers competitive, maintaining a safe, affordable food supply, and protecting our natural environment." Survey reveals food diet myths Britons live by Survey reveals food diet myths Britons live by: There are plenty of old wives' tales out there when it comes to food, but a survey has revealed just how much people in the UK live by them. From chewing gum taking seven years to digest and carrots helping you see in the dark, the poll of 2,000 Britons revealed the food myths we most commonly believe and use ' with four in ten people turning to them to inform their daily lifestyle.. The survey, commissioned by Spatone, revealed respondents believe skipping meals can aid weight loss, as can refraining from eating after 8pm. Others believe sugar is a great source of energy, and, despite being proven wrong in recent years, a fifth of those surveyed believe that eggs are bad for you, owing to their high cholesterol levels. One of the 'myths' that does have an element of truth, however, is that apples can help 'clean your teeth' ' removing food and plaque as you chew. Energy levels When asked about their day-to-day energy levels, almost four in 10 were concerned that they do not take in enough energy. Monday is when we generally feel at our lowest ebb, followed by Wednesday and Thursdays. Respondents also revealed there were seven days in a month where they woke up feeling like they were without enough energy to see them through the day, while less than one in 10 saying their energy levels were 'excellent'. Anna Lioni, brand manager for Spatone, said: 'Our survey results found some worrying statistics about the lack of knowledge around energy sources. 'And it also showed more than half of Brits have felt so low in energy, they actually thought they were falling ill ' with a quarter then consulting a doctor or health professional. 'Often, a lack of energy comes from a missing nutrient or vitamin, which supplements can help with ' as part of a healthy, varied diet.' Common food myths - but are they true or false? 'Eating apples cleans your teeth.' True 'Carrots make you see in the dark.' False 'Eggs are bad for you because they are high in cholesterol.' False 'Sugar gives you energy.' False 'Skipping meals helps you lose weight.' False 'No pain while exercising means no gain.' False 'You shouldn't eat a meal after 8pm if you want to lose weight'. False 'Gum takes seven years to be digested.' 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