Edition: Journal of Industrial Ecology
Summary : Food consumption is a local activity related to environmental impacts at different scales. Yet, the link between eating food as a social and cultural practice and the global implications of food consumption has not been sufficiently explored.
This research points to the significance of socioeconomic factors on food consumption, notably the presence of domestic help or the professional situation of household members. One main finding is the identification of eating out as an important and growing trend in Asian cities, which causes a shift of resource consumption and related environmental impacts from the household to the service sector.
Authors: Laura Burger Chakraborty, Marlyne Sahakian, Uma Rani, Megha Shenoy andSuren Erkman