Consumer guides and reviews
Since Raymond Postgate founded the Good Food Guide in 1951 and Michael Young founded the Consumer Association and Which? in 1957 consumer guides and commentaries have become commonplace in all sections of publishing, the media, and the internet. They remain critical to the social economy, both in assessing products and services on the basis of social criteria, and in providing publicity to social enterprises. Countries like Cyprus have used the model of a Good Food Guide to upgrade the quality of the island’s food and restaurant industry.