Special Issue 1: A potpourri of new academic studies relevant mainly to high-income countries

April 1, 2021

This is a "Special Issue" because it is different from our usual format of focusing on a theme and on low- and middle-income countries. Instead, this issue contains nine new academic studies on various topics related to food system, food consumption, alt-protein, farm animal welfare, etc., and they are not about developing countries.

We generally do not pay much attention to studies about high-income countries. When we come across such studies we pass them on to other organizations. The idea of this special issue came about when we shared these new papers with an organization, and it recommended that we should share them more widely.

The studies were published from June 2020 to March 2021. Six of them are openly accessible. Three are paywalled (please contact us for a free PDF copy if you would like to read them).

The way we present these academic studies is also different from that used in our regular ASWT issues. There are no "headlines" and excerpts. For each study, we try to highlight in about 80 words the main reasons why it is of interest to advocates.

We have also included two recent reports and recordings of webinars from universities actively researching food-related issues. These do involve developing countries and a global perspective.

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