Future of sustainable eating?

Examining the potential for expanding bean eating in a meat-eating culture

Piia Tuuli Jallinoja, Mari Helena Niva, Terhi Tuulikki Latvala

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A transition towards more sustainable food consumption requires changes in everyday eating patterns, particularly a substitution of animal protein with plant-based protein sources. However, in many European countries plant protein consumption is low compared to meat consumption. The article explores plant protein consumption frequencies, future intentions to increase
bean consumption, and the associations of frequent bean eating with socioeconomic factors and beanrelated meanings, material issues and competence. A population web-based survey was conducted in
2013 among 15-64-year-old Finns (n=1048). The results showed that beans and soy-based plant proteins were infrequently consumed. A fifth of the respondents intended to increase their bean consumption in the future, intention being the greatest among those who already included beans in
their diets. Frequent bean consumption was most likely among persons aged 25-34, living around the capital district, with education higher than comprehensive or vocational school, and who were vegetarian. Perceiving beans as culturally acceptable and good-tasting, and having competence in
preparing bean meals were positively associated with the frequent eating of beans. The results suggest that for plant proteins to replace meat, new meanings and competences related to preparing and eating pulse-based dishes are needed. Based on our results, we build alternative future scenarios for plant
protein consumption and the related requirements for changes. Several actor groups, such as NGOs, politicians, celebrity chefs and teachers of home economics have a central role in the developments.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftFutures : the journal of forecasting and planning
Volym83
Sidor (från-till)4-14
Antal sidor11
ISSN0016-3287
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2016
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

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