March 2023

Empirical Research in Farmed Animal Advocacy 

March 2023

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

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Animal-free foods

Carvalho, C., Severo, M., Correia, D., Lopes, C., & Torres, D. (2023). Meat or meatless meals at lunch and dinner - exploring the associated factors and transition between meals. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 1–12. 

da Fonseca, C., Sá, A. G. A., Ribeiro Gagliardi, T., dos Santos Alves, M. J., & Ayala Valencia, G. (2023). Understanding the packaging colour on consumer perception of plant‐based hamburgers: A preliminary study. Packaging Technology and Science. 

Dueñas-Ocampo, S., Eichhorst, W., & Newton, P. (2023). Plant-based and cultivated meat in the United States: A review and research agenda through the lens of socio-technical transitions. Journal of Cleaner Production, 136999. 

Ewens, E., Young, L., & Mackay, S. (2023). Meat-free Mondays at hospital cafés in Aotearoa. NSNZ 2022, 12. 

Gorman, M., Moss, R., Fisher, C., Knowles, S., Ritchie, C., Schindell, K., & McSweeney, M. B. (2023). Perceptions of plant-based fish among Atlantic Canadians. Journal of Food Science. 

Messina, M., Duncan, A. M., Glenn, A. J., & Mariotti, F. (2023). Plant-based meat alternatives can help facilitate and maintain a lower animal to plant protein intake ratio. Advances in Nutrition. 

Rombach, M., Dean, D. L., & Bitsch, V. (2023). “Got milk alternatives?” Understanding key factors determining U.S. consumers’ willingness to pay for plant-based milk alternatives. Foods, 12(6).

Tachie, C., Nwachukwu, I. D., & Aryee, A. N. A. (2023). Trends and innovations in the formulation of plant-based foods. Food Production, Processing and Nutrition, 5(1), 16. 

Tulysewski, G., Hendrie, G., Baird, D., & Malek, L. (2023). Evaluating front-of-pack environmental sustainability messaging for meat and meat alternative products. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 82(OCE2). 

Wassmann, B., Siegrist, M., & Hartmann, C. (2023). The role of heuristics for composing an environmentally friendly meal. Journal of Cleaner Production, 402, 136818. 

Animal welfare 

Morton, R., Ngai, K., & Whittaker, A. L. (2023). “Commenting” on animal cruelty: A content analysis of social media discourse on animal law enforcement in Australia. Anthrozoös, 1–18. 

Navas Cifuentes, A. R., Burgos Mayorga, D. K., Campoverde-Santos, P. T., & Estupiñán Vela, A. S. (2023). Beef consumers and their relationship to animal welfare. Journal of Survey in Fisheries Sciences. 

Polanco, A., Wulderk, Z., & Anderson, J. (2023, March 29). Support for farmed animal welfare legislation In ten key U.S. states. Faunalytics. 

Diet and diet change

Aidoo, R., Romana, C. K., Kwofie, E. M., & Baum, J. I. (2023). An integrated environmental nutrition model for dietary sustainability assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 399, 136473. 

Aschemann-Witzel, J., Mulders, M. D. G. H., Janssen, M., & Perez-Cueto, F. J. A. (2023). Tipping the next customer on the shoulder? A segmentation study and discussion of targeted marketing to further plant-rich dietary transition. SSRN Electronic Journal. 

Bryant, C., Ross, E., & Flores, C. (2023). Going through changes: A longitudinal study of meat reduction over time in the UK. Food Quality and Preference, 107, 104854. 

Greenwell, J., Grant, M., Young, L., Mackay, S., & Bradbury, K. E. (2023). The prevalence of vegetarians, vegans and other dietary patterns that exclude some animal-sourced foods in a representative sample of New Zealand adults. NSNZ 2022, 11. 

Ioannidou, M., Lesk, V., Stewart-Knox, B., & Francis, K. B. (2023). Moral emotions and justifying beliefs about meat, fish, dairy and egg consumption: A comparative study of dietary groups. Appetite, 106544. 

Kershaw, J. C., Lim, T. J., & Nolden, A. A. (2023). Health- or environmental-focused text messages to increase consumption of a sustainable diet among young adults: Importance of expected taste. Foods, 12(6). 

Lohmann, P. M. (2023). Long-lasting impact of information on meat consumption. Nature Food, 4(3), 205–206. 

Randers, L., & Thøgersen, J. (2023). From attitude to identity? A field experiment on attitude activation, identity formation, and meat reduction. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 87, 101996. 

Wendler, M., & Halkier, B. (2023). Dietary transition requires work: Exploring the practice-transition processes of young Danish meat reducers. Food, Culture & Society, 1–19. 

Human-animal relations 

Khalid, A., Martens, P., & Khalid, A. (2023). Impact of ethical ideologies on students’ attitude toward animals - A Pakistani perspective. Animals: An Open Access Journal from MDPI, 13(5). 


Strässner, A.-M., & Hartmann, C. (2023). Gradual behaviour change towards meat reduction: Development and validation of a novel decisional balance scale. Appetite, 106537. 

Tsvakirai, C. Z., Nalley, L. L., & Makgopa, T. (2023). Development and validation of a cultured meat neophobia scale: Industry implications for South Africa. Scientific African, 20, e01641. 


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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Meat AND attitudes

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Cultured meat

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Clean meat

In vitro meat

Plant based meat

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Animal advocacy 

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