Exploring Organic Food Consumption: Issues, Findings and Prognoses

ABSTRACT - This paper is intended to stimulate discussion and further research on the consumption of organic foods. First, the authors offer a review of the literature pertaining to consumer attitudes toward organic foods. We then suggest future research should be directed toward better understanding of the interactive and dynamic social, economic and political processes that affect the consumption, production and marketing of organic food. We also hint that lucid and effective food policy must address not only the aforementioned processes, but also the cultural and historical contexts that further affect consumption of organic food products and the stakeholders of the growing organic foods movement.



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Renee Hughner, Pierre McDonagh, and Andrea Prothero (2003) ,"Exploring Organic Food Consumption: Issues, Findings and Prognoses", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 6, eds. Darach Turley and Stephen Brown, Provo, UT : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 240.

European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 6, 2003      Page 240

EXPLORING ORGANIC FOOD CONSUMPTION: ISSUES, FINDINGS AND PROGNOSES

Renee Hughner, Arizona State University, USA

Pierre McDonagh, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Andrea Prothero, University College Dublin, Ireland

Julie Stanton, St. Joseph’s University, USA

Clifford J Shultz II, Arizona State University, USA

ABSTRACT -

This paper is intended to stimulate discussion and further research on the consumption of organic foods. First, the authors offer a review of the literature pertaining to consumer attitudes toward organic foods. We then suggest future research should be directed toward better understanding of the interactive and dynamic social, economic and political processes that affect the consumption, production and marketing of organic food. We also hint that lucid and effective food policy must address not only the aforementioned processes, but also the cultural and historical contexts that further affect consumption of organic food products and the stakeholders of the growing organic foods movement.

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Authors

Renee Hughner, Arizona State University, USA
Pierre McDonagh, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Andrea Prothero, University College Dublin, Ireland



Volume

E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 6 | 2003



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