This list includes all studies we know of published in September 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.

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Animal-free foods

Baune, M.-C., Terjung, N., Tülbek, M. Ç., & Boukid, F. (2022). Textured vegetable proteins (TVP): Future foods standing on their merits as meat alternatives. Future Foods, 6, 100181.

Bogueva, D., & Marinova, D. (2022). Australian Generation Z and the Nexus between Climate Change and Alternative Proteins. Animals, 12(19), 2512.

Chung, J. Y., Bryant, C. J., & Asher, K. E. (2022). Plant-based meats in China: A cross-sectional study of attitudes and behaviours. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics : The Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association.

Giacalone, D., Clausen, M. P., & Jaeger, S. R. (2022). Understanding barriers to consumption of plant-based foods and beverages: Insights from sensory and consumer science. Current Opinion in Food Science, 100919.

Hamlin, R. P., McNeill, L. S., & Sim, J. (2022). Food neophobia, food choice and the details of cultured meat acceptance. Meat Science, 194, 108964.

Isham, A., Geusen, J., & Gatersleben, B. (2022). The influence of framing plant-based products in terms of their health vs. environmental benefits: interactions with individual wellbeing. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(19), 11948.

Lewisch, L., & Riefler, P. (2022). Behavioural intentions towards cultured meat: the role of personal values, domain-specific innovativeness and distrust in scientists. British Food Journal.

Quevedo-Silva, F., & Pereira, J. B. (2022). Factors affecting consumers’ cultivated meat purchase intentions. Sustainability, 14(19), 12501.

Septianto, F., Quach, S., Thaichon, P., & Japutra, A. (2022). Novel products and advertising visuals: the mediating role of perceived luxuriousness on willingness to try clean meat products. International Journal of Advertising, 1–29.

Siddiqui, S. A., Khan, S., Ullah Farooqi, M. Q., Singh, P., Fernando, I., & Nagdalian, A. (2022). Consumer behavior towards cultured meat: A review since 2014. Appetite, 179, 106314.

van der Meer, M., Fischer, A. H., & Onwezen, M. (2022). Same strategies - Different categories: An explorative card-sort study of plant-based proteins comparing omnivores, flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans. Appetite, 106315.

Wang, H. H. (2022). The perspective of meat and meat-alternative consumption in China. Meat Science, 194, 108982.

Diet and diet change

Bouwman, E. P., Bolderdijk, J. W., Onwezen, M. C., & Taufik, D. (2022). “Do you consider animal welfare to be important?” activating cognitive dissonance via value activation can promote vegetarian choices. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 83, 101871.

Chan, K., Millinger, M., Schneider, U. A., & Thrän, D. (2022). How diet portfolio shifts combined with land-based climate change mitigation strategies could reduce climate burdens in Germany. Journal of Cleaner Production, 376, 134200.

Denver, S., Nordström, J., & Christensen, T. (2022). Reduced beef consumption among different organic consumer groups – drivers and substitution patterns. In D. Bruce & A. Bruce (Eds.), Transforming food systems: ethics, innovation and responsibility (pp. 371–374). Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Fry, J. P., Stodden, B., Brace, A. M., & Laestadius, L. I. (2022). A Tale of Two Urgent Food System Challenges: Comparative Analysis of Approaches to Reduce High-Meat Diets and Wasted Food as Covered in U.S. Newspapers. Sustainability, 14(19), 12083.

Kemper, J. A., Benson-Rea, M., Young, J., & Seifert, M. (2023). Cutting down or eating up: Examining meat consumption, reduction, and sustainable food beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Food Quality and Preference, 104, 104718.

Mertens, A., & Oberhoff, L. (2023). Meat-eating justification when gender identity is threatened – The association between meat and male masculinity. Food Quality and Preference, 104, 104731.

Peeters, A., Ouvrein, G., Dhoest, A., & De Backer, C. (2022). It’s not just meat, mate! The importance of gender differences in meat consumption. Food, Culture & Society, 1–22.

Perez-Cueto, F. J. A., Rini, L., Faber, I., Rasmussen, M. A., Bechtold, K.-B., Schouteten, J. J., & De Steur, H. (2022). How barriers towards plant-based food consumption differ according to dietary lifestyle: Findings from a consumer survey in 10 EU countries. International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science, 29, 100587.

Randers, L., & Thøgersen, J. (2022). Meat, myself, and I: The role of multiple identities in meat consumption. Appetite, 106319.

Yoo, R., Kim, S.-Y., Kim, D.-H., Kim, J., Ji Jeon, Y., Han Yoon Park, J., Won Lee, K., & Yang, H. (2022). Exploring the nexus between food and veg*n lifestyle via text mining-based online community analytics. Food Quality and Preference, 104714.

Social change

Dorgbetor, I. K., Ondrasek, G., Kutnjak, H., & Mikuš, O. (2022). What if the world went vegan? A review of the impact on natural resources, climate change, and economies. Agriculture, 12(10), 1518.

Animal welfare campaigns

Choi, T., Joo, S., Bae, J., & Chun, M. S. (2022). Consumers’ perception of fish welfare in South Korea. In D. Bruce & A. Bruce (Eds.), Transforming food systems: ethics, innovation and responsibility (pp. 449–453). Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Human-animal relations

McDermott, D. (2022). Farmyard Animal or Best Friend? Exploring Predictors of Dog vs. Pig Pet Speciesism. People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 5(1). Available at:


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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