July 2021

This list includes all studies we know of published in the respective month that are:

  • Empirical (original, meta-analysis, or review of empirical studies), and

  • about advocating for farmed animals (rather than, for example, the welfare of farmed animals themselves) or,

  • provide evidence from basic empirical research that may be of interest to farmed animal advocates.

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Please send any suggestions for this list to manja.gartner@animalcharityevaluators.org.

Animal-free foods

Asioli, Daniele & Fuentes-Pila, Joaquin & Han, Jack & Liu, Jingjing & Hocquette, Jean-Francois & Nayga, Rodolfo M., 2021. "European Consumer Valuation for Cultured Meat: A Multi-Country Investigation," 2021 Annual Meeting, August 1-3, Austin, Texas 312687, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. Link to ideas page

Bringye, B., Fekete-Farkas, M., & Vinogradov, S. (2021). An Analysis of Mushroom Consumption in Hungary in the International Context. Agriculture, 11(7), 677. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11070677

Diet change

Abdalla, N. R., Bavorova, M., & Gruener, S. (2021). Meat Consumption in Transition: The Case of Crisis Region of Iraqi Kurdistan. Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing, 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1080/08974438.2021.1936332

Battagin, H. V., Panea, B., & Trindade, M. A. (2021). Study on the Lamb Meat Consumer Behavior in Brazil. Foods, 10(8), 1713. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10081713

Erhardt, J., & Olsen, A. (2021). Meat Reduction in 5 to 8 Years Old Children—A Survey to Investigate the Role of Parental Meat Attachment. Foods, 10(8), 1756. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10081756

Głąbska, D., Skolmowska, D., & Guzek, D. (2021). Food Preferences and Food Choice Determinants in a Polish Adolescents’ COVID-19 Experience (PLACE-19) Study. Nutrients, 13(8), 2491. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082491

Guzek, D., Skolmowska, D., & Głąbska, D. (2021). Associations between Food Preferences, Food Approach, and Food Avoidance in a Polish Adolescents’ COVID-19 Experience (PLACE-19) Study Population. Nutrients, 13(7), 2427. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072427

Griesoph, Amelie, Hoffmann, Stefan, Merk, Christine, Rehdanz, Katrin and Schmidt, Ulrich, (2021), Guess What …?—How Guessed Norms Nudge Climate-Friendly Food Choices in Real-Life Settings, Sustainability, 13, issue 15, p. 1-18. Link

Grundy, E., Slattery, P., Saeri, A. K., Watkins, K., Houlden, T., Farr, N., Askin, H., Lee, J., Mintoft-Jones, A., Cyna, S., Dziegielewski, A., Gelber, R., Rowe, A., Mathur, M. B., Timmons, S., Zhao, K., Wilks, M., Peacock, J., Harris, J., … Noetel, M. (2021). Interventions that Influence Animal-Product Consumption: A Meta-Review. Center for Open Science. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/mcdsq

Henchion, M., Moloney, A. P., Hyland, J., Zimmermann, J., & McCarthy, S. (2021). Review: Trends for meat, milk and egg consumption for the next decades and the role played by livestock systems in the global production of proteins. Animal, 100287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2021.100287

Piernas, C., Cook, B., Stevens, R., Stewart, C., Hollowell, J., Scarborough, P., & Jebb, S. A. (2021). Estimating the effect of moving meat-free products to the meat aisle on sales of meat and meat-free products: A non-randomised controlled intervention study in a large UK supermarket chain. PLOS Medicine, 18(7), e1003715. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003715

Social change

Bryant, C. J., & van der Weele, C. (2021). The farmers’ dilemma: Meat, means, and morality. Appetite, 167, 105605. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105605

Henry, C., Chow, V., & Grinberg, N. (2021). A literature review of the current consideration of animals in China. Center for Open Science. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/e9whf

Jaeger, B., & Wilks, M. (2021). A variance component analysis of the moral circle. Center for Open Science. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/46kws

Animal welfare campaigns


Barreto, M. O., Rey Planellas, S., Yang, Y., Phillips, C., & Descovich, K. (2021). Emerging indicators of fish welfare in aquaculture. Reviews in Aquaculture. https://doi.org/10.1111/raq.12601


Thanks to suggestions by the RECAP group, the Fish Advocacy Slack group, the research library of Faunalytics, the FAST list, and suggestions by ACE staff. I also did a search on Google Scholar using the search terms intext:(“meat” AND “consumer behavior”); intext:(“meat” AND “attitudes”); and intext:(“meat” AND “preferences”); after:2021-06-30. (To be improved!)