QUT ePrints

Health matters for subscribers to community-supported agriculture

Farr-Wharton, Geremy, Lyle, Peter, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2012) Health matters for subscribers to community-supported agriculture. Food and Public Health, 2(6), pp. 184-192.

[img] Accepted Version (PDF 111kB)
Administrators only | Request a copy from author

    View at publisher

    Abstract

    There are a variety of reasons and motivations for people to subscribe to community-supported agriculture (CSA) schemes, many of which include social, ethical, environmental, and economical benefits. The global rise of food allergies and food related health issues in recent years has led to a growing number of initiatives particularly in developing countries to raise more awareness of the current situation amongst individuals, organisations, and government bodies, and to plan for its implications for the existing food and health systems. Based on a mixed method research conducted in Australia, this paper argues that personal health matters are one of the key motivators for consumers to seek out alternative food systems, particularly CSA initiatives. In addition, it presents the willingness for consumers to seek out information about the food they consume and proposes that technology plays a key role in being used as a conduit to share and investigate information relating to alternative food systems. Further research is required to determine the variety of benefits and opportunities alternative food systems can provide consumers with food related health issues.

    Impact and interest:

    Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

    These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

    Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

    ID Code: 53174
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Keywords: Community-supported Agriculture, Food allergies, Alternative food systems, Food related health issue, Food consumption, Urban informatics
    DOI: 10.5923/j.fph.20120206.01
    ISSN: 2162-9412
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > FOOD SCIENCES (090800) > Food Nutritional Balance (090803)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > FOOD SCIENCES (090800) > Food Packaging Preservation and Safety (090804)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > FOOD SCIENCES (090800) > Food Sciences not elsewhere classified (090899)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Scientific & Academic Publishing.
    Deposited On: 16 Aug 2012 15:57
    Last Modified: 19 Dec 2012 20:06

    Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

    Repository Staff Only: item control page