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Styrande faktorer vid konsumtion av griskött: En studie bland konsumenter i Umeå kommun
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Influencing factors inthe consumption of pork - a study of consumers in the municipality of Umeå

This report examines how the current situation regarding porkconsumption looks in Umeå. The survey was based on the current reduction ofSwedish pig producers. This is assumed to be due to high animal welfarestandards in Sweden andtherefore higher costs including construction of stall spaces than Denmark. Acomparison between Sweden’sand Denmark'sanimal welfare legislation and its requirements for pigs were done toinvestigate whether there were differences in space requirements and noiserequirements. The results showed that the Swedish standards requirements forspaces for growing pigs and boars were bigger than the Danish measurementrequirements. Also noise requirements were higher in Sweden. Furthermore, the surveyquestionnaires were distributed to residents in the municipalityof Umeå to investigate whether theimage of the increased consumption of imported pork is consistent with all of Sweden. Questionsasked was which factors influence their choice of pork for consumption, ifanimal welfare legislative requirements have played a part in the election, ifthey could feel misled about the origin label by country of origin was missingon the package. Differences in regulatory requirements for dimensions and noiselevel may allow the Swedish pork to be more expensive. Consumers were in favourof Swedish pork, but in the end it was probably the price that influences thechoice of pork in consumption. Consumers also felt that the absence of anorigin of pork can be a misleading factor in consumption that leads to importedpork is consumed instead of Swedish pork.

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2012. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
pork consumption, animal welfare legislation, origin labelling
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58975OAI: diva2:550462
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-07 Created: 2012-09-07 Last updated: 2012-09-07Bibliographically approved

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