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The journal AGRICULTURA (A) publishes scientific works from the following fields: animal science, plant production, farm mechanisation, land management, agricultural economics, ecology, biotechnology, microbiology
ISSN 1581-5439

E. Robert A. BECK, Stefan VOGEL
pp. 16-18 

There are competing arguments regarding the impact of globalization on consumer food preferences. These range from a tendency to standardize taste driven by market forces to a demand for broad choice being dictated by consumers’ assessments of risk associated with foods. With growing mobility of workers of all kinds, the population in some locations, such as major cities and industrial zones, are becoming more heterogeneous in terms of nationality and culture. This article contributes to the discussion with a focus on the distribution of cuisine preferences within an international community in one of Europe’s major cities using data derived from a research project carried out in 1999. The authors suggest that globalization can also lead to the development of a broadened, educated taste for national, regional and specialist products and cuisine that balances the food industry's drive to standardize taste.
Agricultura 2: 16-18 (2003)

Key words: globalization of agriculture; household economics; food preferences; trends, standardization of taste


Slovenian:

Preference hrane v globalni vasi

Obstajajo nasprotujoči si dokazi o vplivu globalizacije na potrošnikove preference za hrano. Te segajo od nagnjenosti k standardiziranju okusa s tržnimi silami do povpraševanja po široki izbiri, ki jih narekujejo ocene potrošnikov v zvezi tveganja z živili. Z naraščajočo mobilnostjo delavcev vseh vrst, postaja populacija v nekaterih mestih, tako večjih kot v industrijskih conah vse bolj heterogena z vidika nacionalnosti in kulture. Ta članek prispeva k razpravi s poudarkom na distribuciji preferenc specialitet v mednarodni skupnosti, v enem od večjih evropskih mestih na osnovi podatkov, ki izhajajo iz raziskovalnega projekta, ki se izvaja že od leta 1999. Avtorji navajajo, da lahko globalizacija vodi tudi k razvoju razširjenega izobraženega okusa za nacionalne, regionalne in specializirane proizvode in kuhinje, ki uravnoveša pogon prehrambne industrije na standardizirani okus.

Ključne besede: globalizacija kmetijstva; gospodinjska ekonomija; preference za živila; trendi, standardizacija okusa


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