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Red and processed meat consumption and purchasing behaviours and attitudes: impacts for human health, animal welfare and environmental sustainability

Clonan, Angie; Wilson, Paul; Swift, Judy A.; Leibovici, Didier; Holdsworth, Michelle

Authors

Angie Clonan

PAUL WILSON PAUL.WILSON@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Agricultural Economics

Judy A. Swift

Didier Leibovici

Michelle Holdsworth



Abstract

Objective: Higher intakes of red and processed meat are associated with poorer health outcomes and negative environmental impacts. Drawing upon a population survey the present paper investigates meat consumption behaviours, exploring perceived impacts for human health, animal welfare and the environment.
Design: Structured self-completion postal survey relating to red and processed meat, capturing data on attitudes, sustainable meat purchasing behaviour, red and processed meat intake, plus sociodemographic characteristics of respondents.
Setting: Urban and rural districts of Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, UK, drawn from the electoral register.
Subjects: UK adults (n 842) aged 18–91 years, 497 females and 345 males, representing a 35·6 % response rate from 2500 randomly selected residents.
Results: Women were significantly more likely (P 60 years) were more likely to hold positive attitudes towards animal welfare (P

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Public Health Nutrition
Print ISSN 1368-9800
Electronic ISSN 1475-2727
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 13
APA6 Citation Clonan, A., Wilson, P., Swift, J. A., Leibovici, D., & Holdsworth, M. (in press). Red and processed meat consumption and purchasing behaviours and attitudes: impacts for human health, animal welfare and environmental sustainability. Public Health Nutrition, 19(13), https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980015000567
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980015000567
Keywords meat, health, animal welfare, environment
Publisher URL https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/public-health-nutrition/article/red-and-processed-meat-consumption-and-purchasing-behaviours-and-attitudes-impacts-for-human-health-animal-welfare-and-environmental-sustainability/E8632CE4789A6D2903B7E445E63BC76F
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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