October 2022

Empirical Research in Farmed Animal Advocacy

October 2022

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

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

  • are 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.

Please send any suggestions for this list to alina.salmen@animalcharityevaluators.org

Animal-free foods

Broucke, K., Van Pamel, E., Van Coillie, E., Herman, L., & Van Royen, G. (2022). Cultured meat and challenges ahead: A review on nutritional, technofunctional and sensorial properties, safety and legislation. Meat Science, 195, 109006. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2022.109006

Collier, E. S., Harris, K. L., Bendtsen, M., Norman, C., & Niimi, J. (2023). Just a matter of taste? Understanding rationalizations for dairy consumption and their associations with sensory expectations of plant-based milk alternatives. Food Quality and Preference, 104, 104745. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2022.104745

Drolet-Labelle, V., Laurin, D., Bédard, A., Drapeau, V., & Desroches, S. (2022). Beliefs underlying older adults’ intention to consume plant-based protein foods: A qualitative study. Appetite, 180, 106346. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2022.106346

Kim, Y.-J., Kim, T.-K., Cha, J. Y., Kang, M.-C., Park, M. K., Lim, M.-C., Lee, J. H., Kim, B.-G., & Yun-Sang, C. (2022). Consumer Awareness Survey Analysis of Alternative Protein – Cultured meat and edible insect. Food and Life. https://doi.org/10.5851/fl.2022.e11

Sheng, J., Shi, H., & Zhang, J. (2022). The role of environmental-related message on consumer acceptance of novel food production technology: an experimental investigation on artificial meat products. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-23597-2

Takacs, B., Stegemann, J. A., Kalea, A. Z., & Borrion, A. (2022). Comparison of environmental impacts of individual meals - Does it really make a difference to choose plant-based meals instead of meat-based ones? Journal of Cleaner Production, 379, 134782. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.134782

Zhou, M., Guan, B., & Huang, L. (2022). Would You Buy Plant-Based Beef Patties? A Survey on Product Attribute Preference and Willingness to Pay among Consumers in Liaoning Province, China. Nutrients, 14(20). https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14204393

Diet and diet change

Cué Rio, M., Bovenkerk, B., Castella, J.-C., Fischer, D., Fuchs, R., Kanerva, M., Rounsevell, M. D. A., Salliou, N., Verger, E. O., & Röös, E. (2022). The elephant in the room is really a cow: using consumption corridors to define sustainable meat consumption in the European Union. Sustainability Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-022-01235-7

Ginn, J., & Lickel, B. (2022). Getting the message across: flexitarians as messengers for meat reduction. The Journal of Social Psychology, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2022.2136059

Hendrie, G. A., Rebuli, M. A., James-Martin, G., Baird, D. L., Bogard, J. R., Lawrence, A. S., & Ridoutt, B. (2022). Towards healthier and more sustainable diets in the Australian context: comparison of current diets with the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the EAT-Lancet Planetary Health Diet. BMC Public Health, 22(1), 1939. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-14252-z

Nevalainen, E., Niva, M., & Vainio, A. (2022). A transition towards plant-based diets on its way? Consumers’ substitutions of meat in their diets in Finland. Food Quality and Preference, 104754. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2022.104754

Reuber, H., & Muschalla, B. (2022). Dietary identity and embitterment among vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 10(1), 1038–1055. https://doi.org/10.1080/21642850.2022.2134870

Tan, N. P., Bastian, B. B., & Smillie, L. D. (2022). Evaluating the effectiveness of vegetarian appeals in daily life: Comparing positive and negative imagery, and gauging differential responses. Appetite, 106358. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2022.106358

Vonk, R., & Weiper, M. L. V. (2022). Meat and interpersonal motives: the case of self-enhancement. The Journal of Social Psychology, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2022.2132369

Wehbe, L. H., Banas, K., & Papies, E. K. (2022). It’s easy to maintain when the changes are small: exploring environmentally motivated dietary changes from a self-control perspective. Collabra: Psychology, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.38823

Weingarten, N., & Lagerkvist, C.-J. (2023). Can images and textual information lead to meat avoidance? The mediating role of cognitive dissonance. Food Quality and Preference, 104, 104747. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2022.104747

Williams, E., Vardavoulia, A., Lally, P., & Gardner, B. (2022). Experiences of initiating and maintaining a vegan diet among young adults: A qualitative study. Appetite, 106357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2022.106357

Social change

de Boer, J., & Aiking, H. (2022). Pro-environmental food practices in EU countries strongly suggest mutually reinforcing improvements in gender equality and environmental sustainability. Appetite, 180, 106350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2022.106350

Siegerink, V., Delnoij, J., & Alpizar, F. (2022). Public preferences for meat tax attributes in the netherlands: A discrete choice experiment. SSRN Electronic Journal. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4246431

Animal welfare

Bruers, S. (2022). The animal welfare cost of meat: evidence from a survey of hypothetical scenarios among Belgian consumers. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/21606544.2022.2138980

Läpple, D., & Osawe, O. W. (2022). Concern for animals, other farmers, or oneself? Assessing farmers’ support for a policy to improve animal welfare. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajae.12347


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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