The promise of plant based foods - new directions?

Lea, E. 2003, The promise of plant based foods - new directions?, Food Australia, vol. 55, no. 10, pp. 467-472.

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Title The promise of plant based foods - new directions?
Author(s) Lea, E.
Journal name Food Australia
Volume number 55
Issue number 10
Start page 467
End page 472
Publisher Australian Institute of Food Science and Techology, Inc.
Place of publication North Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2003-10
ISSN 1032-5298
Summary The consumption of a plant based diet has important implications for health and the environment, yet little is known about the attitudes of the food industry and media personnel towards plant foods and the barriers they face to the production, retail and promotion of such foods. Therefore, 32 Australian food industry and media representatives participated in individual interviews on plant foods. Participants saw strong health benefits associated with the consumption of plant foods. Barriers to production or retail of plant foods that were identified included drought and lack of grower control over the distribution and marketing of their product. Participants believed that we are in the early stages of learning about consumer attitudes and preferences to plant foods. In addition to the greater financial resources necessary to be able to compete with less healthy foods, better cooperation within and between industry and non-industry groups was identified as a key factor that could help in their endeavours to promote plant foods.
Language eng
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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