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Title: Food choice and consumer concerns about animal welfare in Ireland
Authors: Meehan, Hilary
Cowan, Cathal
McIntyre, Bridin
Keywords: Consumer studies
Animal welfare
Food choice
Animal production
Issue Date: Apr-2002
Publisher: Teagasc
Citation: Food choice and consumer concerns about animal welfare in Ireland. The National Food Centre Research Report No. 53. Hilary Meehan et al. Dublin; Teagasc, 2002. ISBN 1841702862
Series/Report no.: The National Food Centre Research Report;No. 53
Abstract: Consumer concerns about farm animal welfare and the impact of these concerns on food choice in Ireland were investigated. The aim was to identify and analyse the nature and level of consumer concern. The qualitative and quantitative studies demonstrated that although consumers are concerned about farm animal welfare, this concern is not a priority in food choice. Consumers use animal welfare as an indicator of other product attributes such as food safety, quality and healthiness, which they usually perceive as more important. Consequently, consumers equate good animal welfare standards with good food standards.
Description: End of Project Report
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/138
ISBN: 1841702862
Appears in Collections:REDP End of Project Reports
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