February 2022

This list includes all studies we know of published in February 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

Alrosan, M., Tan, T.-C., Mat Easa, A., Gammoh, S., & Alu’datt, M. H. (2022). Recent updates on lentil and quinoa protein-based dairy protein alternatives: Nutrition, technologies, and challenges. Food Chemistry, 383, 132386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2022.132386

Knaapila, A., Michel, F., Jouppila, K., Sontag-Strohm, T., & Piironen, V. (2022). Millennials’ Consumption of and Attitudes toward Meat and Plant-Based Meat Alternatives by Consumer Segment in Finland. Foods, 11(3). https://doi.org/10.3390/foods11030456

Kumar, M., Tomar, M., Potkule, J., Reetu, Punia, S., Dhakane-Lad, J., Singh, S., Dhumal, S., Chandra Pradhan, P., Bhushan, B., Anitha, T., Alajil, O., Alhariri, A., Amarowicz, R., & Kennedy, J. F. (2022). Functional characterization of plant-based protein to determine its quality for food applications. Food Hydrocolloids, 123, 106986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2021.106986

Sares-Jäske, L., Valsta, L., Haario, P., & Martelin, T. (2022). Population group differences in subjective importance of meat in diet and red and processed meat consumption. Appetite, 169, 105836. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105836

Singh, S., Yap, W. S., Ge, X. Y., Min, V. L. X., & Choudhury, D. (2022). Cultured meat production fuelled by fermentation. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 120, 48–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2021.12.028

Varela, P., Arvisenet, G., Gonera, A., Myhrer, K. S., Fifi, V., & Valentin, D. (2022). Meat replacer? No thanks! The clash between naturalness and processing: An explorative study of the perception of plant-based foods. Appetite, 169, 105793. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105793

Vural, Y., Ferriday, D., & Rogers, P. J. (2022). Exploring attitudes towards meat substitutes; are “plant based” and “cultured” meat alternatives acceptable to consumers? Appetite, 169, 105578. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105578

Diet change

Borusiak, B., Szymkowiak, A., Kucharska, B., Gálová, J., & Mravcová, A. (2022). Predictors of intention to reduce meat consumption due to environmental reasons - Results from Poland and Slovakia. Meat Science, 184, 108674. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2021.108674

Çoker, E. N., Pechey, R., Frie, K., Jebb, S. A., Stewart, C., Higgs, S., & Cook, B. (2022). A dynamic social norm messaging intervention to reduce meat consumption: A randomized cross-over trial in retail store restaurants. Appetite, 169, 105824. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105824

Lourenco, C. E., Nunes-Galbes, N. M., Borgheresi, R., Cezarino, L. O., Martins, F. P., & Liboni, L. B. (2022). Psychological Barriers to Sustainable Dietary Patterns: Findings from Meat Intake Behaviour. Sustainability, 14(4), 2199. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14042199

Parkin, B., & Attwood, S. (2021). Menu design approaches to promote sustainable vegetarian food choices when dining out. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 101721. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2021.101721

Thürmer, J. L., Stadler, J., & McCrea, S. M. (2022). Intergroup Sensitivity and Promoting Sustainable Consumption: Meat Eaters Reject Vegans’ Call for a Plant-Based Diet. Sustainability, 14(3), 1741. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14031741

Social change

Loh, H. C., Kwan, J. N., Lim, Y. F., Hoo, F. K., & Looi, I. (2022). A Bibliometric Review and the Direction of Future Vegan-Related Research: A Qualitative Approach. International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22230/ijdrp.2022v4n1a305


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.

Search terms:

Meat AND behavior

Meat AND behaviour

Meat AND consumer behavior

Meat AND attitudes

Meat AND preferences

Meat AND consumption

Cultured meat

Cultivated meat

Clean meat

Plant based meat

Plant based diet

Plant based protein

Alternative protein

Meat consumption

Plant based meat AND consumer perception

Plant based meat AND consumer acceptance

Consumer acceptance AND cultured meat