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Social science

Food is more than the sum of its parts. It involves values, beliefs, identities, cultures, and risk and benefit perceptions that drive both consumer and producer behaviour. Understanding the way people think and behave, and why, is critical to developing high quality food standards that meet their intended objectives. FSANZ’s social science capability ensures that our regulatory decisions are informed by the best available consumer evidence.  

Social scientists at FSANZ undertake original research and literature reviews to provide evidence to inform applications and proposals to change the Food Standards Code, or to better understand consumer awareness, attitudes and behaviours in relation to food labelling and consumption. 

Recent research and reviews

Below are some of the recent research and reviews undertaken by FSANZ social scientists. 

Original research 

Literature reviews 

Page last updated 25 March 2024