Food ethics https://doi.org/10.1007/s41055-018-0028-6 RESEARCH ARTICLE An Exploratory Study of the Influence of Attitudes toward Animal Welfare on Meat Consumption in Ghana 1 2 Awal Fuseini & Iddisah Sulemana Accepted: 22 May 2018 Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Meat is an important source of nutrients for human health and wellbeing. However, because meat intake is reportedly linked to diseases such as obesity, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and other health problems, more and more people are reducing meat consumption in the developed world. Yet in developing countries, maternal and childhood malnutrition continue to bedevil people due to a lack of or inadequate consumption of meat and other foods rich in protein. In this paper, we undertook an exploratory study of the influence of attitudes toward animal welfare on meat consumption among Ghanaians. After controlling for other covariates of meat consumption, we found that people who express concern about animal welfare are significantly less likely to consume meat in Ghana. . . . . Keywords Meat consumption Consumerbehaviour,Meatquality Animal welfare Slaughter Animal transport Introduction The system of animal production, transport and slaughter, and the subsequent consumption of meat may be influenced by the religion, culture, geographical location and
Food Ethics – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
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