July 2022

This list includes all studies we know of published in July 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

Andreassen, R. C., Rønning, S. B., Solberg, N. T., Grønlien, K. G., Kristoffersen, K. A., Høst, V., Kolset, S. O., & Pedersen, M. E. (2022). Production of food-grade microcarriers based on by-products from the food industry to facilitate the expansion of bovine skeletal muscle satellite cells for cultured meat production. Biomaterials, 286, 121602. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2022.121602

Devaere, J., De Winne, A., Dewulf, L., Fraeye, I., Šoljić, I., Lauwers, E., de Jong, A., & Sanctorum, H. (2022). Improving the Aromatic Profile of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives: Effect of Myoglobin Addition on Volatiles. Foods, 11(13). https://doi.org/10.3390/foods11131985

Hu, X., Zhou, H., & McClements, D. J. (2022). Utilization of emulsion technology to create plant-based adipose tissue analogs: Soy-based high internal phase emulsions. Food Structure, 33, 100290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foostr.2022.100290

Noguerol, A. T., Larrea, V., & Pagán, M. J. (2022). The effect of psyllium (Plantago ovata Forsk) fibres on the mechanical and physicochemical characteristics of plant-based sausages. European Food Research and Technology = Zeitschrift Fur Lebensmittel-Untersuchung Und -Forschung. A, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00217-022-04063-2

Diet change

Bryant, C., & Hancox, A. (2022). Licence to kill? Investigating the moral licensing effect of meat reducing petitions on personal meat avoidance pledges. Psychology of Human-Animal Intergroup Relations, 1. https://doi.org/10.5964/phair.8503

Faria, A. A., & Kang, J. (2022). It’s not just about the food: Motivators of food patterns and their link with sustainable food neophobia. Appetite, 174, 106008. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2022.106008

Ge, J., Scalco, A., & Craig, T. (2022). Social Influence and Meat-Eating Behaviour. Sustainability, 14(13), 7935. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14137935

Henn, K., Bøye Olsen, S., Goddyn, H., & Bredie, W. L. P. (2022). Willingness to replace animal-based products with pulses among consumers in different European countries. Food Research International (Ottawa, Ont.), 157, 111403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2022.111403

Jang, H.-W., & Cho, M. (2022). Relationship between Personal Values and Intentions to Purchase Plant-Based Meat Alternatives: Application of the Dual Concern Theory. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(14). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19148673

Kopplin, C. S., & Rausch, T. M. (2021). Above and beyond meat: the role of consumers’ dietary behavior for the purchase of plant-based food substitutes. Review of Managerial Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11846-021-00480-x

Meier, J., Andor, M. A., Doebbe, F. C., Haddaway, N. R., & Reisch, L. A. (2022). Review: Do green defaults reduce meat consumption? Food Policy, 110, 102298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2022.102298

Neuhofer, Z. T., & Lusk, J. L. (2022). Most plant-based meat alternative buyers also buy meat: an analysis of household demographics, habit formation, and buying behavior among meat alternative buyers. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 13062. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-16996-5

Niimi, J., Sörensen, V., Mihnea, M., Valentin, D., Bergman, P., & Collier, E. S. (2022). Does cooking ability affect consumer perception and appreciation of plant-based protein in Bolognese sauces? Food Quality and Preference, 99, 104563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2022.104563

Perino, G., & Schwirplies, C. (2022). Meaty arguments and fishy effects: Field experimental evidence on the impact of reasons to reduce meat consumption. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 102667. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2022.102667

Röös, E., de Groote, A., & Stephan, A. (2022). Meat tastes good, legumes are healthy and meat substitutes are still strange - The practice of protein consumption among Swedish consumers. Appetite, 174, 106002. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2022.106002

Szejda, K., Stumpe, M., Liu, Y., & Urbanovich, T. (2022). Plant-based and cultivated meat adoption in Egypt, Kenya, and Nigeria. Research Report. North Mountain Consulting Group. https://osf.io/vr9x6/

Taillie, L. S., Prestemon, C. E., Hall, M. G., Grummon, A. H., Vesely, A., & Jaacks, L. M. (2022). Developing health and environmental warning messages about red meat: An online experiment. Plos One, 17(6), e0268121. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0268121

Weber, M., & Kollmayer, M. (2022). Psychological Processes Underlying an Omnivorous, Vegetarian, or Vegan Diet: Gender Role Self-Concept, Human Supremacy Beliefs, and Moral Disengagement from Meat. Sustainability, 14(14), 8276. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14148276

Social change

Bruns, R., & Davies, J. (2022). Moral weights of animals, considering viewpoint uncertainty. Seeds of Science. https://doi.org/10.53975/k36y-md1m

De Groeve, B., Rosenfeld, D. L., Bleys, B., & Hudders, L. (2022). Moralistic stereotyping of vegans: The role of dietary motivation and advocacy status. Appetite, 174, 106006. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2022.106006


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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