January 2023

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

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Animal-free foods

Andreani, G., Sogari, G., Marti, A., Froldi, F., Dagevos, H., & Martini, D. (2023). Plant-based meat alternatives: Technological, nutritional, environmental, market, and social challenges and opportunities. Nutrients, 15(2). https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15020452 

Arrazat, L., Chambaron, S., Arvisenet, G., Goisbault, I., Charrier, J.-C., Nicklaus, S., & Marty, L. (2023). Traffic-light front-of-pack environmental labelling across food categories triggers more environmentally friendly food choices: A randomised controlled trial in virtual reality supermarket. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 20(1), 7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-023-01410-8 

De Cianni, R., Pippinato, L., & Mancuso, T. (2023). A systematic review on drivers influencing consumption of edible mushrooms and innovative mushroom-containing products. Appetite, 106454. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2023.106454 

Dean, D., Rombach, M., Vriesekoop, F., de Koning, W., Aguiar, L. K., Anderson, M., Mongondry, P., Urbano, B., Gómez Luciano, C. A., Jiang, B., Boereboom, A., Satyajaya, W., Yuliandari, P., Rashid, F., Khan, I., & Alvarez, B. (2023). Should I really pay a premium for this? Consumer perspectives on cultured muscle, plant-based and fungal-based protein as meat alternatives. Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing, 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/08974438.2023.2169428 

Henn, K., Reinbach, H. C., Olsen, S. B., Aaslyng, M. D., Laugesen, S. M. B., & Bredie, W. L. P. (2023). Health versus environmental benefits: Does additional information influence consumer acceptance of pulse-based spreads? Journal of Food Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.16471 

Sestino, A., Rossi, M. V., Giraldi, L., & Faggioni, F. (2023). Innovative food and sustainable consumption behaviour: The role of communication focus and consumer-related characteristics in lab-grown meat (LGM) consumption. British Food Journal. https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-09-2022-0751 

Slade, P. (2023). Does plant-based milk reduce sales of dairy milk? Evidence from the almond milk craze. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1017/age.2022.22 

Tziva, M., Kalfagianni, A., Negro, S., & Hekkert, M. (2023). Plant-based protein products in the news: Mind the gap between innovation and public discourses. PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, 2(1), e0000044. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pstr.0000044 

Wang, Y., Cai, W., Li, L., Gao, Y., & Lai, K.-H. (2023). Recent advances in the processing and manufacturing of plant-based meat. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.2c07247 

Animal welfare 

Barrett, M., & Fischer, B. (2023). Challenges in farmed insect welfare: Beyond the question of sentience. Animal Welfare, 32. https://doi.org/10.1017/awf.2022.5

Flores, C., & Bryant, C. (2023, January). Institutional Change: A guide to maximizing farmed-animal welfare through effective institutional change. Bryant Research.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/17hs5x3uR84Pr-TqeOVKi5gCTO2CbW_ta/view 

Gaffney, L. P., Lavery, J. M., Schiestl, M., Trevarthen, A., Schukraft, J., Miller, R., Schnell, A. K., & Fischer, B. (2023). A theoretical approach to improving interspecies welfare comparisons. Frontiers in Animal Science, 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/fanim.2022.1062458 

Klobučar, T., & Fisher, D. N. (2023). When do we start caring about insect welfare? Neotropical Entomology, 52(1), 5–10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13744-022-01023-z 

Nykiel, L., Paterson, M., & Pachana, N. A. (2023). Different motivations for volunteering are associated with different outcomes for Australian animal welfare volunteers: a mixed-methods analysis. Australian Psychologist, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/00050067.2022.2151339 

Polanco, A., & Anderson, J. (2023, January 25). Reforming animal agriculture subsidies: A guide for advocates. Faunalytics. https://faunalytics.org/reforming-animal-agriculture-subsidies/ 

Stennet, J., Chung, J. Y., Polanco, A., & Anderson, J. (2023, January 25). The animal agriculture industry’s perspective on advocates & cage-free reforms. Faunalytics. https://faunalytics.org/industry-perspectives-on-advocates/ 

Attitudes towards veg*anism

Rosenfeld, D. L. (2023). Masculinity and men’s resistance to meat reduction. Psychology of Human-Animal Intergroup Relations, 2. https://doi.org/10.5964/phair.9645 

Diet and diet change

Ammerman, S., & Smith, M. L. (2023). Vegetarianism in the pandemic era: Using digital media to assess the cultural politics of meat avoidance during COVID-19. Digital Geography and Society, 4, 100049. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diggeo.2023.100049 

Giacoman, C., Joustra, C., Del Río, F., & Aguilera Bornand, I. M. (2023). Reflexivity in vegan eating practices: A qualitative study in Santiago, Chile. Sustainability, 15(3), 2074. https://doi.org/10.3390/su15032074 

Hargreaves, S. M., Rosenfeld, D. L., Moreira, A. V. B., & Zandonadi, R. P. (2023). Plant-based and vegetarian diets: An overview and definition of these dietary patterns. European Journal of Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-023-03086-z 

Jennings, R., Henderson, A. D., Phelps, A., Janda, K. M., & van den Berg, A. E. (2023). Five U.S. dietary patterns and their relationship to land use, water use, and greenhouse gas emissions: Implications for future food security. Nutrients, 15(1). https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15010215 

Masino, T., Colombo, P. E., Reis, K., Tetens, I., & Parlesak, A. (2023). Climate-friendly, health-promoting, and culturally acceptable diets for German adult omnivores, pescatarians, vegetarians, and vegans – a linear programming approach. Nutrition, 111977. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2023.111977 

Murthy, A., Galli, A., Madeira, C., & Moreno Pires, S. (2023). Consumer attitudes towards fish and seafood in Portugal: Opportunities for footprint reduction. Sustainability, 15(2), 1363. https://doi.org/10.3390/su15021363 

Yu, Z., Jiang, S., Cheshmehzangi, A., Liu, Y., & Deng, X. (2023). Agricultural restructuring for reducing carbon emissions from residents’ dietary consumption in China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 135948. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.135948 


McLean, C. P., Kulkarni, J., & Sharp, G. (2023). The 26-item Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26): Psychometric properties and factor structure in vegetarians and vegans. Nutrients, 15(2). https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15020297 

Social change

Hase Ueta, M., Tanaka, J., Marchioni, D. M. L., Verly, E., & Carvalho, A. M. de. (2023). Food sustainability in a context of inequalities: Meat consumption changes in Brazil (2008–2017). Environment, Development and Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-023-02967-x 

Yount-André, C., & Zembe, Y. (2023). Consuming Inequities: Vegetarianism, climate crisis, and political upheaval in South Africa. Anthropology of Food, 17. https://doi.org/10.4000/aof.14021 


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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