The Effects of Animal-Free Food Technology Awareness on Animal Farming Opposition

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There is limited re­search on the effects of an­i­mal-free food tech­nolo­gies (AFFT), such as cul­tured meat and new plant-based foods that ac­cu­rately mimic an­i­mal prod­ucts, on at­ti­tudes to­ward an­i­mal farm­ing. This study found that pro­vid­ing par­ti­ci­pants with in­for­ma­tion about AFFT sig­nifi­cantly low­ered an­i­mal farm­ing op­po­si­tion (AFO) rel­a­tive to par­ti­ci­pants who were pro­vided with in­for­ma­tion about low-tech­nol­ogy plant-based foods or about an un­re­lated topic. The re­sults sug­gest that in­clud­ing in­for­ma­tion about AFFT in ad­vo­cacy ma­te­ri­als can be detri­men­tal to at­ti­tu­di­nal change. In­for­ma­tion about low-tech­nol­ogy plant-based foods had no sig­nifi­cant effects on AFO rel­a­tive to in­for­ma­tion about an un­re­lated topic, so does not seem to have this down­side.

See the full post here. (Shared as a linkpost be­cause there’s quite a few ta­bles and ap­pen­dices that I thought might be difficult to re­for­mat for the Fo­rum)