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The committed organic consumer

Geen, Natalie and Firth, Chris (2006) The committed organic consumer. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Abstract - UK committed organic consumers are reported to be about 23 per cent of consumers and account for 84 per cent of organic sales. This paper compares the committed organic consumer who is also a member of the UK’s national charity for organic growing (HDRA), to committed organic consumers in the wider UK population. Broad parallels were found between these two groups of consumers although there were differences in purchasing drivers as environmental issues were relatively more important to HDRA members than other committed organic consumers. There was also a higher prevalence of vegetarianism and gardening in the HDRA sample. Yet consumer preferences are dynamic and there is perhaps no single, stereotypical, organic consumer.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Food systems
Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: UK > Garden Organic (HDRA)
International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 11: Understanding consumption
Deposited By: Geen, Miss Natalie
ID Code:7125
Deposited On:10 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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