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Exploring sustainable food choices factors and purchasing behavior in the sustainable development goals era in Spain

Blanco Penedo, Isabel and García-Gudiño, Javier and Angón, Elena and Perea, José Manuel and Escribano, Alfredo J. and Font-i-Furnols, Maria (2021). Exploring sustainable food choices factors and purchasing behavior in the sustainable development goals era in Spain. Sustainability. 13 , 7397
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The aim of the present study was (1) to investigate what consumers include within the concept of food sustainability and its link with sustainable consumption, by identifying meaningful consumer typologies from the concept of food sustainability and food choice factors framed by SDG 12, and (2) to know how different farm systems attributes affecting purchase behavior are associated with such typologies. Consumers from two Spanish regions (n = 403) answered a paper questionnaire to know their degree of knowledge of sustainability, and beliefs, behavior, attitudes and preferences towards food sustainability, and the importance given to product characteristics and shopping practices. A principal component analysis was conducted to identify groups with similar answers, to average some of the questions before the final analysis of variance, which includes demographic classes as fixed effects. A cluster analysis using the most representative questions identified two clusters. cluster 1 (68.4%) responded to more sustainability-related attributes, and cluster 2 (31.5%) presented a less-expanded concept of sustainability. The origin of the product and quality certification (local, organic) was important for food purchase practices. The place of residence and gender differences of the consumers were the most influential factors. In the conjoint study, regarding the purchase of Iberian pork, cluster 1 remained unwilling to sacrifice outdoor systems and local breed at the expense of the price, in the case of the Iberian pig production. The most important demographic differentiator was the region of residence of the consumer. In conclusion, consumers are not aware of the wider aspects included in the sustainability concept. Moreover, the concept of sustainability elicits different meanings to the segments of the consumers identified

Authors/Creators:Blanco Penedo, Isabel and García-Gudiño, Javier and Angón, Elena and Perea, José Manuel and Escribano, Alfredo J. and Font-i-Furnols, Maria
Title:Exploring sustainable food choices factors and purchasing behavior in the sustainable development goals era in Spain
Series Name/Journal:Sustainability
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:13
Article number:7397
Number of Pages:18
ISSN:2071-1050
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 509 Other Social Sciences > Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (Peace and Conflict Research and Studies on Sustainable Society)
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112635
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112635
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DOI10.3390/su13137397
ID Code:24792
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:02 Jul 2021 15:25
Metadata Last Modified:02 Jul 2021 15:31

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