April 2022

This list includes all studies we know of published in April that are:

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

  • 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 ellen.pelos@animalcharityevaluators.org.

Animal-free foods

Yu, S., Zeng, W., Xu, S., & Zhou, J. (2022). Expediting the growth of plant-based meat alternatives by microfluidic technology: identification of the opportunities and challenges. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 75, 102720. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2022.102720

Social change

Polanco, A. (2022). Planting Seeds: The Impact Of Diet & Different Animal Advocacy Tactics. Faunalytics. https://faunalytics.org/relative-effectiveness/

Diet change

Baum, C. M., Verbeke, W., & De Steur, H. (2022). Turning your weakness into my strength: How counter-messaging on conventional meat influences acceptance of cultured meat. Food Quality and Preference, 97, 104485. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2021.104485

Frie, K., Stewart, C., Piernas, C., Cook, B., & Jebb, S. A. (2022). Effectiveness of an Online Programme to Tackle Individual’s Meat Intake through SElf-regulation (OPTIMISE): A randomised controlled trial. European Journal of Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-022-02828-9

Hartmann, C., Furtwaengler, P., & Siegrist, M. (2022). Consumers’ evaluation of the environmental friendliness, healthiness and naturalness of meat, meat substitutes, and other protein-rich foods. Food Quality and Preference, 97, 104486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2021.104486

Klöckner, C. A., Engel, L., Moritz, J., Burton, R. J., Young, J. F., Kidmose, U., & Ryynänen, T. (2022). Milk, meat, and fish from the petri dish—which attributes would make cultured proteins (un)attractive and for whom? results from a nordic survey. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2022.847931

Leach, S., Piazza, J., Loughnan, S., Sutton, R. M., Kapantai, I., Dhont, K., & Douglas, K. M. (2022). Unpalatable truths: Commitment to eating meat is associated with strategic ignorance of food-animal minds. Appetite, 171, 105935. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2022.105935

Mesler, R. M., Leary, R. B., & Montford, W. J. (2022). The impact of masculinity stress on preferences and willingness-to-pay for red meat. Appetite, 171, 105729. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105729

Rosenfeld, D. L., & Tomiyama, A. J. (2022). Would you eat a burger made in a petri dish? Why people feel disgusted by cultured meat. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 80, 101758. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2022.101758

Taufik, D., Bouwman, E. P., Reinders, M. J., & Dagevos, H. (2022). A reversal of defaults: Implementing a menu-based default nudge to promote out-of-home consumer adoption of plant-based meat alternatives. Appetite, 175, 106049. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2022.106049

Weingarten, N., Meraner, M., Bach, L., & Hartmann, M. (2022). Can information influence meat consumption behaviour? An experimental field study in the university canteen. Food Quality and Preference, 97, 104498. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2021.104498

Yang, C., Chen, X., Sun, J., & Gu, C. (2022). The Impact of Alternative Foods on Consumers’ Continuance Intention from an Innovation Perspective. Foods, 11(8). https://doi.org/10.3390/foods11081167


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.

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