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Values and public acceptability dimensions of sustainable egg production

Thompson, P. B., Appleby, M., Busch, L., Kalof, L., Norwood, B. F., Miele, Mara and Pajor, E. 2011. Values and public acceptability dimensions of sustainable egg production. Poultry Science 90 (9) , pp. 2097-2109. 10.3382/ps.2010-0138

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Abstract

The attributes of egg production that elicit values-based responses include the price and availability of eggs, environmental impacts, food safety or health concerns, and animal welfare. Different social groups have distinct interests regarding the sustainability of egg production that reflect these diverse values. Current scientifically based knowledge about how values and attitudes in these groups can be characterized is uneven and must be derived from studies conducted at varying times and using incomplete study methods. In general, some producer and consumer interests are translated through markets and are mediated by market mechanisms, whereas others are poorly reflected by economic behavior. An array of survey and focus group research has been performed to elicit consumer and activist beliefs about performance goals they would expect from an egg production system. These studies provide evidence that consumers’ market behavior may be at odds with their ethical and political beliefs about performance goals.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (CPLAN)
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: public opinion; animal welfare; value conflict; ethics policy
Publisher: Poultry Science Association
ISSN: 0032-5791
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/47341

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