A Transformative Look At Food Security and Surrogate Consumption

Terrance Gabel, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

A Transformative Look at Food Security and Surrogate Consumption Behavior

Terrance G. Gabel, Ph.D.

University of ArkansasFort Smith

Abstract

The primary objective of this paper is to draw consumer researcher attention toward the issue of food security. We also seek to encourage consumer researchers to view the concept of surrogate consumption more broadly. Toward this dual end, we profile food-insecure persons, a growing segment of disadvantaged consumers in the United States, as a type of surrogate consumer user. By drawing attention toward the issue of food security we hope that consumer researchers might be better equipped to make positive differences in the lives of the growing number of food-insecure consumers in the United States.
[ to cite ]:
Terrance Gabel (2006) ,"A Transformative Look At Food Security and Surrogate Consumption", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 33, eds. Connie Pechmann and Linda Price, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 665-671.