publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Eating insects: consumer acceptance of a culturally inappropriate food

Hui Shan Grace Tan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Wageningen University
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<p>In recent years, edible insects have gained global attention due to their nutritional and environmental advantages over conventional meat. While numerous species of edible insects are enjoyed in various cultures around the world, most Western consumers react with disgust and aversion towards eating creatures that are not regarded as food. The low consumer acceptance of this culturally inappropriate food is currently considered to be one of the key barriers to attaining the benefits of this potentially good source of food. This thesis thus investigates what determines the consumer acceptance of culturally inappropriate foods to provide insights into how insect...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: insecten als voedsel, voedselacceptatie, houding van consumenten, Consumentengedrag, insects as food, food acceptability, consumer attitudes, Consumer Behaviour, Neophobia, medicine.disease, medicine, Taste, Wine tasting, New product development, business.industry, business, Psychology, Focus group, Novel food, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Disgust, Marketing
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publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Eating insects: consumer acceptance of a culturally inappropriate food

Hui Shan Grace Tan;