publication . Article . 2008

Convergence in Food Demand and Delivery: Do Middle-Income Countries Follow High-Income Trends?

Regmi, Anita; Takeshima, Hiroyuki; Unnevehr, Laurian J.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
Abstract
This study uses food expenditures and food-sales data from 1990 to 2004 to examine whether food-consumption patterns and food-delivery-mechanism trends are converging across 47 high- and middle-income countries. Results point to a high degree of convergence in global food systems. Middle-income countries appear to be following trends in high-income countries. Convergence is apparent in most important food-expenditure categories and in indicators of food-system modernization such as supermarket and fast food sales.
Subjects
mesheuropmc: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety,
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