Meat consumption and vegetarianism among young adults in the UK An empirical study

Meat consumption and vegetarianism among young adults in the UK An empirical study This article is based on a six-year survey of first year undergraduates and their meat consumption. The main focus is vegetarianism and the declining consumption of red meat over the past two decades. The levels of meat consumption and avoidance were analysed by gender, father's occupation, voting intention and the reasons given for reduction/avoidance. The results found that the majority of vegetarians were women, although they were also the majority of the sample. Age, political inclination and social class appear to have had little bearing on meat consumption. There is also the suggestion that vegetarianism has reached a plateau. A wide range of further studies is suggested. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Food Journal Emerald Publishing

Meat consumption and vegetarianism among young adults in the UK An empirical study

British Food Journal, Volume 101 (4): 12 – May 1, 1999

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0007-070X
DOI
10.1108/00070709910272169
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Abstract

This article is based on a six-year survey of first year undergraduates and their meat consumption. The main focus is vegetarianism and the declining consumption of red meat over the past two decades. The levels of meat consumption and avoidance were analysed by gender, father's occupation, voting intention and the reasons given for reduction/avoidance. The results found that the majority of vegetarians were women, although they were also the majority of the sample. Age, political inclination and social class appear to have had little bearing on meat consumption. There is also the suggestion that vegetarianism has reached a plateau. A wide range of further studies is suggested.

Journal

British Food JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 1999

Keywords: Diet; Empirical studies; Vegetarianism

References

  • Values and vegetarianism: an exploratory analysis
    Dietz, T.
  • Social Anthropology
    Leach, E.

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