Reducing meat and dairy consumption: A cultural change approach

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Show simple item record Daly, Jane en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-10-12T03:35:13Z 2012-10-12T03:35:13Z 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003493 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Daly Jane 2011, 'Reducing meat and dairy consumption: A cultural change approach', Common Ground, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 223-234. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1832-2077 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Research shows that livestock account for a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions and global consumption of livestock products is growing rapidly. A variety of authors have previously examined the environmental benefits associated with diets lower in animal products and emphasised the importance of reducing meat and dairy consumption. Support for the health benefits of diets centred on plant-based foods is also widely available. Despite the importance of dietary change, there has been limited research that could inform strategies for changing patterns and cultures of meat and dairy consumption in favour of plant-based diets. The values, beliefs and attitudes that shape the way people behave must be considered when designing behaviour change initiatives, including initiatives aimed at reducing meat and dairy consumption. This paper explores research on the cultural meanings of meat and dairy, and suggests a cultural change approach to dietary consumption change. Such an approach might complement economic, institutional and technological approaches that are already being explored by governments and researchers. The paper suggests areas for further research needed to inform such an approach. Suggestions for possible intervention strategies are offered. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Common Ground en_US
dc.title Reducing meat and dairy consumption: A cultural change approach en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability en_US
dc.journal.volume 7 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 223 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 234 en_US DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160800 en_US
dc.personcode 103148 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords consumption; diet; food; behaviour change en_US
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dc.staffid 103148 en_US

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