Vegetarianism and meat consumption: A comparison of attitudes and beliefs between vegetarian, semi-vegetarian, and omnivorous subjects in Belgium

  title={Vegetarianism and meat consumption: A comparison of attitudes and beliefs between vegetarian, semi-vegetarian, and omnivorous subjects in Belgium},
  author={Amy Mullee and L Vermeire and B. Vanaelst and Patrick Mullie and Peter Deriemaeker and Tobias Leenaert and Stefaan De Henauw and Aoibheann Dunne and Marc J. Gunter and Peter Clarys and Inge Huybrechts},
Meat Consumption and Vegaphobia: An Exploration of the Characteristics of Meat Eaters, Vegaphobes, and Their Social Environment
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The factors associated with the belief that vegetarian diets provide health benefits.
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Current Attitudes and Future Influence on Meat Consumption in the U.K.
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Vegetarian nutrition: past, present, future.
  • C. Leitzmann
  • Medicine
    The American journal of clinical nutrition
  • 2014
Today, vegetarian nutrition has a growing international following and is increasingly accepted, and the main reasons for this trend are health concerns and ethical, ecologic, and social issues.
Consumer perception versus scientific evidence about health benefits and safety risks from fish consumption
Despite conclusive evidence about the content and positive effect of omega-3 fatty acids in fish, related consumer awareness and beliefs are poor and often wrong.
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Animal-rights and ecological concerns, together with taste preferences, predict vegetarianism, while an increase in health motives increases the odds of being semi-vegetarian.