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Vol. 9 No. 3 (2021)
(Specialized Partnerships in Sustainable Food Systems and Food Sovereignty, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, the University of Kassel, Germany and the Federation of German Scientists (VDW), 2021)
Determination of fat, salt and sodium contents of selected fast food items available for sale in Colombo city, Sri Lanka: An approach to colour coding of fast foods
Fast food has become a popular trend among Sri Lankan consumers. However, the nutritional facts of these food items that aid consumer awareness are scantly found in Sri Lanka. This study aimed to examine fat, salt and sodium contents of selected fast food types sold in Colombo city. A questionnaire-based survey was conducted to identify the fast food consumption patterns of the target population. Fat, salt and sodium contents of highly preferred fast food types selected based on the survey, namely; Chinese fish roll ...
Food Enhancers Usage in Home Food Preparation among the Young Working Women in Malaysia: A Qualitative Study
This paper explores the usage of food enhancers in food preparation among young working women in Malaysia. In this qualitative study, the study informants were drafted using purposive snowball strategy to take part in a semi-structured interview. The data were recorded and analysed accordingly to the research aims. Majority of the informants claimed that they used food enhancer to enhance the flavour and taste of the food while reducing cooking time, minimise preparation processes and time spent in the kitchen. As ...
Reasons for consuming rasi as a staple food for the Cireundeu indigenous people: a qualitative study
Rasi (made from cassava) are used as staple food by the Cireundeu indigenous people. This food culture is considered different from the food culture of Indonesian people who generally make rice as their staple food. Therefore, this study aimed to show the reasons Cireundeu indigenous people consume rasi as their staple food. This qualitative research was conducted in Cireundeu Village, Cimahi City, West Java Province, Indonesia. Data was collected from the Cireundeu indigenous people through in-depth interviews and ...
Finding alternatives: Canadian attitudes towards novel foods in support of sustainable agriculture
Global agriculture and farming practices account for roughly a quarter of total atmospheric emissions. Protein agricultural is especially prone to green-house gas emissions. There is a need to find alternatives, both in the form of protein and sustainable practices in providing alternative protein sources. However, sustainable agricultural practices must consider consumer behaviour and attitude towards switching protein sources. In this study, we carried out a survey of 993 Canadians in order to better understand the ...
Application of check-all-that-apply (CATA) in sensory profile assessment of arabica dark roast and black pepper mixed coffee
Black pepper coffee is one of the developing innovations in Bangka Belitung Province, Indonesia. This study aimed to assess black pepper coffee's sensory profile using the CATA (check-all-that-apply) rapid analysis method and find the formula and brewing technique most consumers liked. The study consisted of two stages: determining the sensory attributes of black pepper coffee and taking sensory data from coffee consumers with coffee and black pepper powder ratios (98:2; 96:4; and 94:6) and brewing methods (cold brew, ...
Environmental Impacts of Food Loss and Waste: Land Degradation
Food waste and loss have a negative impact on the environment through water, land, energy and other natural resources that are used to produce non-consumable products. According to the results of an empirical study, to establish the degree of degradation of land resources as a result of food loss and waste, as well as to identify potential environmental benefits from reducing food loss and waste for agricultural land use. Methods: The authors’ methodological approach for assessing the impact of food loss and waste ...
Vol. 9 No. 4 (2021)
(Specialized Partnerships in Sustainable Food Systems and Food Sovereignty, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, the University of Kassel, Germany and the Federation of German Scientists (VDW), 2021-11)
Children’s dietary habit in food insecure area Madura island Indonesia
Objectives: Food insecurity and malnutrition are still a public health issue, particularly in developing countries. Household food security is a determinant factor of dietary quantity and quality. This study aims to analyse the correlation between household food security and children’s dietary habit in food-insecure areas. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Bangkalan District, Madura Island, Indonesia and included 89 households with children under five. The Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) ...
Profiling Tunisian olive oil Consumers based on the Environmental Sustainability value perception
Most of the research works about consumer behavior toward olive oil are based on quality attributes and indicators. Consumption values have not been explored, especially for olive oil consumption. Thus, the present work proposes an analysis of the Tunisian consumer’s behavior towards olive oil, based on consumption values, especially environmental sustainability value since olive oil is typically a green and sustainable product. Drawing on the findings of a survey of a Tunisian household’s sample, an exploratory ...