Impact of consumer behaviour on the environmental sustainability profile of food production and consumption chains – a case study on chicken meat

2022 ◽  
Vol 178 ◽  
pp. 106089
Margot Cooreman-Algoed ◽  
Lieselot Boone ◽  
Sue Ellen Taelman ◽  
Steven Van Hemelryck ◽  
Aurore Brunson ◽  
2019 ◽  
Vol 3 (2) ◽  
pp. 186
Sulaiman Sulaiman ◽  
M. Saleh S. Ali ◽  
Darmawan Salman

Restricted production facilities for fishermen and marginal land ownership have triggerred low living standard for communities on small islands. This negatively impacts on community members’ ability to fulfill household food needs. Therefore, long-term survival requires a pattern of adaptation by the social environment of the community. This study examines and analyzes the strategies of a single community’s food production and consumption within an island ecosystem. Case study research was chosen in order to provide in-depth exploration and description of the adaptation patterns of the community’s food production and consumption on Karampuang Island. The data were collected using in-depth interviews supplemented by focus group discussions and field observations in order to comprehensively explore the social and economic lives of community members. The results indicated that the adaptation strategies of the community’s food production in Karampuang Island included a double livelihood strategy.  Gendered division of labor was found to utilize the optimal potential of household workers: men were responsible to do fishing in the sea and work as wage laborers in Mamuju City while women were responsible for selling the fish to market in Mamuju City market, and worked as laundry women and shopkeepers. The food consumption adaptation strategy among people in Karampuang Island was accomplished by diversifying food between cassava and rice. 

Ekaterina Gladkova

Meat production in its current shape is burdened with multiple environmental challenges. Technological solutions have been touted as a means of reconciliation of economic growth and environmental sustainability. In Northern Ireland, anaerobic digestion (AD) technology was presented as a solution for more sustainable animal waste management and greenhouse gas emission reduction in the context of the Going for Growth (GfG) agrifood strategy. AD sites were also eligible for the Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) subsidy support scheme. While criminological engagement with the issues around food crime is yet inchoate, even less attention has been paid to the issue of the criminogenic nature of responses to food production harm. The paper fills this lacuna by discussing how an ostensibly positive initiative of incentivising AD through subsidy provision may have criminogenic potential: it may exacerbate environmental harm due to its ineffectiveness for dealing with ammonia emissions from animal waste, and create opportunities for deviance, such as breaches in planning regulation and subsidy fraud.

2018 ◽  
Vol 4 (2) ◽  
pp. 9
Dwi Purnomo ◽  
Totok Pujianto ◽  
Anas Bunyamin ◽  
Prayudha Surya Lesmana

Chicken meat is one of the most popularly consumed meat in Indonesia, particularly in West Java, according to the socio-economic research and chicken meat production in 2013 issued by the Official of Animal Husbandry West Java. The consumption of chicken meat each year reaches 3.6 kg. Cognizant that the population of Moslems is up to 99.67%, each production and consumption of meat has to fulfill the requirements of its halalan tayyiban (considered good and permitted according to the Islamic syaria law). Speaking of which, a number of activities directly concerning on its halal or haram, later called the halal critical point. This point produces variables and factors that affect both the halal and the haram of the chicken meat. The use of resource referred is to simplify the description of the existing variables and factors. The research method is that which explores the chain of chicken meat production supply. The result of this research is the mapping of the halal critical point, and the measurement in the form of scoring to slaughterhouse and market with the help of experts using AHP. Thus, it could be concluded that the most critical points lurk within the semi-modern slaughterhouse activities, while traditional slaughterhouse has fewer critical points. In the scoring results, the fulfillment of the scores is gained more in semi-modern slaughterhouses as well as modern markets than in that of traditional. Keywords: Halal Critical Point; Chicken Meat; Supply Chain; Mapping; Halalan Tayyiban

2019 ◽  
Nicolas Gauthier

Feedbacks between population growth, food production, and the environment were central to the growth and decay of ancient agrarian societies. Population growth increases both the number of mouths a society must feed and the number of people working to feed them. The balance between these two forces depends on the population's age structure. Although age structure ultimately reflects individual fertility and mortality, it is households that make decisions about the production and consumption of food, and their decisions depend on interactions with all other households in a settlement. How do these organizational levels interact to influence population growth and regulation? Here, I present a multi-level agent-based model of demography, food production, and social interaction in agricultural societies. I use the model to simulate the interactions of individuals, households, and settlements in a food-limited environment, and investigate the resulting patterns of population growth. Using Roman North Africa as a motivating example, I illustrate how abstract properties like "carrying capacity" emerge from the concrete actions and interactions of millions of individual people. Looking forward, bottom-up simulations rooted in first principles of human behavior will be crucial for understanding the coevolution of preindustrial societies and their natural environments.

2015 ◽  
Vol 7 (11) ◽  
pp. 15262-15283 ◽  
Lorenzo Bruscoli ◽  
Daniele Fiaschi ◽  
Giampaolo Manfrida ◽  
Duccio Tempesti

Plants ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 10 (2) ◽  
pp. 405
Yaxin Sang ◽  
Juan-Carlos Mejuto ◽  
Jianbo Xiao ◽  
Jesus Simal-Gandara

Agro-industries should adopt effective strategies to use agrochemicals such as glyphosate herbicides cautiously in order to protect public health. This entails careful testing and risk assessment of available choices, and also educating farmers and users with mitigation strategies in ecosystem protection and sustainable development. The key to success in this endeavour is using scientific research on biological pest control, organic farming and regulatory control, etc., for new developments in food production and safety, and for environmental protection. Education and research is of paramount importance for food and nutrition security in the shadow of climate change, and their consequences in food production and consumption safety and sustainability. This review, therefore, diagnoses on the use of glyphosate and the associated development of glyphosate-resistant weeds. It also deals with the risk assessment on human health of glyphosate formulations through environment and dietary exposures based on the impact of glyphosate and its metabolite AMPA—(aminomethyl)phosphonic acid—on water and food. All this to setup further conclusions and recommendations on the regulated use of glyphosate and how to mitigate the adverse effects.

2021 ◽  
Vol 13 (6) ◽  
pp. 3379 ◽  
Daniel Hoehn ◽  
Jara Laso ◽  
María Margallo ◽  
Israel Ruiz-Salmón ◽  
Francisco José Amo-Setién ◽  

There is a growing debate surrounding the contradiction between an unremitting increase in the use of resources and the search for environmental sustainability. Therefore, the concept of sustainable degrowth is emerging aiming to introduce in our societies new social values and new policies, capable of satisfying human requirements whilst reducing environmental impacts and consumption of resources. In this framework, circular economy strategies for food production and food loss and waste management systems, following the Sustainable Development Goals agenda, are being developed based on a search for circularity, but without setting limits to the continual increase in environmental impacts and resource use. This work presents a methodology for determining the percentage of degrowth needed in any food supply chain, by analyzing four scenarios in a life cycle assessment approach over time between 2020 and 2040. Results for the Spanish case study suggested a degrowth need of 26.8% in 2015 and 58.9% in 2040 in order to achieve compliance with the Paris Agreement targets, highlighting the reduction of meat and fish and seafood consumption as the most useful path.

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