May 2022

This list includes all studies we know of published in May 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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Animal-free foods

Ianovici, I., Zagury, Y., Redenski, I., Lavon, N., & Levenberg, S. (2022). 3D-printable plant protein-enriched scaffolds for cultivated meat development. Biomaterials, 284, 121487.

Diet change

Bianchi, F., Stewart, C., Astbury, N. M., Cook, B., Aveyard, P., & Jebb, S. A. (2022). Replacing meat with alternative plant-based products (RE-MAP): a randomized controlled trial of a multicomponent behavioral intervention to reduce meat consumption. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 115(5), 1357–1366.

Crovato, S., Pinto, A., Di Martino, G., Mascarello, G., Rizzoli, V., Marcolin, S., & Ravarotto, L. (2022). Purchasing habits, sustainability perceptions, and welfare concerns of italian consumers regarding rabbit meat. Foods, 11(9).

Cuffey, J., Chenarides, L., Li, W., & Zhao, S. (2022). Consumer spending patterns for plant‐based meat alternatives. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.

Dijkstra, A., & Rotelli, V. (2022). Lowering red meat and processed meat consumption with environmental, animal welfare, and health arguments in italy: an online experiment. Frontiers in Psychology, 13.

Jang, H.-W., & Cho, M. (2022). What attributes of meat substitutes matter most to consumers? the role of sustainability education and the meat substitutes perceptions. Sustainability, 14(9), 4866.

Katare, B., Yim, H., Byrne, A., Wang, H. H., & Wetzstein, M. (2022). Consumer willingness to pay for environmentally sustainable meat and a plant‐based meat substitute. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.

Liu, W., Hao, Z., Florkowski, W. J., Wu, L., & Yang, Z. (2022). Assuring food security: consumers’ ethical risk perception of meat substitutes. Agriculture, 12(5), 671.

Pechey, R., Bateman, P., Cook, B., & Jebb, S. A. (2022). Impact of increasing the relative availability of meat-free options on food selection: two natural field experiments and an online randomised trial. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 19(1), 9.

Rayala, H.-T., Rebolledo, N., Hall, M. G., & Taillie, L. S. (2022). Perceived message effectiveness of the meatless monday campaign: an experiment with US adults. American Journal of Public Health, 112(5), 724–727.

Shi, H., Ma, P., Zeng, Y., & Sheng, J. (2022). Understanding the Interaction between Regulatory Focus and Message Framing in Determining Chinese Consumers’ Attitudes toward Artificial Meat. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(9).

Sogari, G., Li, J., Wang, Q., Lefebvre, M., Huang, S., Mora, C., & Gómez, M. I. (2022). Toward a reduced meat diet: University North American students’ acceptance of a blended meat-mushroom burger. Meat Science, 187, 108745.

Stiles, G., Collins, J., & Beck, K. L. (2022). Effectiveness of Strategies to Decrease Animal-Sourced Protein and/or Increase Plant-Sourced Protein in Foodservice Settings: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 122(5), 1013–1048.

Szenderák, J., Fróna, D., & Rákos, M. (2022). Consumer Acceptance of Plant-Based Meat Substitutes: A Narrative Review. Foods, 11(9).

Animal welfare campaigns

Estévez-Moreno, L. X., Miranda-de la Lama, G. C., & Miguel-Pacheco, G. G. (2022). Consumer attitudes towards farm animal welfare in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia: A segmentation-based study. Meat Science, 187, 108747.

Mwaniki, J. M. (2022). Which types of animal advocacy interventions are likely to have the highest impact in African countries? Animal Advocacy Africa.


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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