Organic Food Movement and Family Life

Oscar Wandel

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


While organic food has been argued to have health benefits, it is also important to understand the role that value systems play in decisions to buy organic food when it comes to both families and schools. The purpose of this paper was to analyze the roles that the value system plays in decision-making about buying organic food for both families and schools, as well as how the total factor of the value system relates to other factors in these purchasing decisions. It appeared that factors influencing the decision to buy organic are complicated for both families and schools and include a range of issues starting with price and ending with animal welfare, etc. Families tend to go into great detail when deciding to buy organic food, while for schools it is often a matter of an additional strategy to fulfill their role as progressive schools or schools that must reflect the community’s values. It is also evident that the choice to buy organic food for individuals has a strong relationship with a certain set of values, including collectivistic inclinations, ideas about social justice, and feelings of unity with nature, among others.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato30 maj 2014
VejledereMichael Harbsmeier


  • Organic
  • Life
  • Family
  • Food