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Engaging Consumers’ Sense of Place through Food Citizenship

@inproceedings{Shifren2017EngagingCS,
  title={Engaging Consumers’ Sense of Place through Food Citizenship},
  author={Rena Shifren and Charles Aaron Lawry and Anita Diana Bhappu},
  year={2017}
}
Participating in urban gardening and community supported agriculture, eating locally-grown food and shopping at alternative food outlets (e.g., local farmers’ markets, food cooperatives, or produce stands) are all activities that constitute food citizenship. As a set of behaviors, food citizenship represents consumers’ psychological commitment to public health and human wellbeing. However, there is a gap between consumers’ attitudes about food citizenship and their actual engagement in related… Expand

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