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Dr Emma Roe presents new research on the relationship between men and meat

Published: 30 August 2018
Man cooking meat on a BBQ

Dr Emma Roe, Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Southampton, presented new research on Wednesday 29 August at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference.

Emma's research found that even men who don't like meat or are trying to cut down on their meat consumption still feel uncomfortable about choosing vegetarian or vegan options when in public with other men.

Dr Emma Roe told the conference:

“What we have discovered is that many men are interested in eating less meat, they just need social permission to do so – and as more men make vegetarian and vegan choices, that permission is becoming more readily available.”

To read more about Emma's research, read her recent blog post: Sun’s Out, Buns Out: Exploring the alfresco ritual of meat, fire, man’s work, and sustainability.

You can also view the project website here.

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