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1999 & 2000

2001 2002 2003 2004

2005

2017

PAPERS

Boer, J. de, & Aiking, H. (2017) Pursuing a low meat diet to improve both health and sustainability: How can we use the frames that shape our meals? Ecological Economics 142, pp 238-248.

Boer, J. de, Schosler, H., & Aiking, H. (2017) Towards a reduced meat diet: Mindset and motivation of young vegetarians, low, medium and high meat-eaters. Appetite 113, pp 387-397.

Dooren, C. van, Douma, A., Aiking, H., & Vellinga, P. (2017) Proposing a novel index reflecting both climate impact and nutritional impact of food products. Ecological Economics 131, pp 389-398.

2016

PAPERS

Boer, J. de, Witt, A. de, & Aiking, H. (2016) Help the climate, change your diet: A study on how to involve consumers in a transition to a low-carbon society. Appetite 98, pp 19-27.

Dooren, C. van, & Aiking, H. (2016) Defining a nutritionally healthy, environmentally friendly, and culturally acceptable Low Lands Diet. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 21, pp 688-700.

2015

PAPERS

Schosler, H., Boer, J. de, Boersema, J.J., & Aiking, H. (2015) Meat and masculinity among young Chinese, Turkish and Dutch adults in the Netherlands. Appetite 89, pp 152-159.

Dooren, C. van, Tyszler, M., Kramer, G.F.H., & Aiking, H. (2015) Combining low price, low climate impact and high nutritional value in one shopping basket through diet optimization by linear programming. Sustainability 7, pp 12837-12855. [open access journal, available here].

Elzerman, J.E., Hoek, A.C., van Boekel, M.A.J.S., & Luning, P.A. (2015) Appropriateness, acceptance and sensory preferences based on visual information: A web-based survey on meat substitutes in a meal context. Food Quality and Preference 42, pp 56-65.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Aiking, H. (2015) Food security - What is new? Chapter 1 in: Meat, The Future: How Cutting Meat Consumption Can Feed Billions More (Soeters, K., ed.), ISBN 978-94-90034-05-4, pp 13-42, NGPF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Aiking, H. (2015) More plant-based eating for the planet. Introduction to Chapter 9 in: The plant-based Plan:
10 scientific reasons for more plant-based eating
(Harland, J., Garland, L.), ISBN 978-94-014-2934-4, p
p 247-249, Lannoo Campus, Leuven, Belgium.

2014

PAPERS

Aiking, H. (2014) Protein production: planet, profit, plus people? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 100 (Suppl.), pp 483S-489S.

Boer, J. de, Schosler, H., & Aiking, H. (2014) "Meatless Mondays" or "less but better"? Exploring strategies to adapt Western meat consumption to health and sustainability challenges. Appetite 76, pp 120-128.

2013

PAPERS

Hoek, A.C., Elzerman, J.E., Hageman, R., Kok, F.J., Luning, P.A., & de Graaf, C. (2013) Are meat substitutes liked better over time? A repeated in-home use test with meat substitutes or meat in meals. Food Quality and Preference 28, pp 253-263.

REPORTS

Underwood, E., Baldock, D., Aiking, H., Buckwell, A., Dooley, E., Frelih-Larsen, A., Naumann, S., O'Connor, C., Polokova, J., & Tucker, G. (2013) Technology Options for Feeding 10 Billion People - Synthesis report: Options for sustainable food and agriculture in the EU. ISBN 978-92-823-5110-9, STOA Project IP/A/STOA/FWC/2008-096/Lot3C1SC10 (120 pp). Institute for European Environmental Policy, London/Brussels. DOI:10.2861/42985
(available online: European Parliament, Bureau Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA)).

2012

REPORTS

Sonigo, P., Bain, J., Tan, A., Mudgal, S., Murphy-Bokern, D., Shields, L., Aiking, H., Verburg, P., Erb, K.H., & Kastner, T. (2012) Assessment of resource efficiency in the food cycle. Final FP6 Report ENV.G.4/FRA/2008/0112 (135 pp). BIOIS, Paris, France. DOI:10.2861/42985 (available online: European Commission).

2011

PAPERS

Boer, J. de, & Aiking, H. (2011) On the merits of plant-based proteins for global food security: Marrying macro and micro perspectives. Ecological Economics 70, pp 1259-1265.

Aiking, H. (2011) Future protein supply. Trends in Food Science & Technology 22, pp 112-120 (download manuscript) (available online via your library).

Hoek, A.C., Luning, P.A., Weijzen, P., Engels, W., Kok, F.J., & Graaf, C. de (2011) Replacement of meat by meat substitutes. A survey on person- and product-related factors in consumer acceptance. Appetite 56, pp 662-673.

Hoek, A.C., Boekel, M.A.J.S. van, Voordouw, J., & Luning, P.A. (2011) Identification of new food alternatives: How do consumers categorize meat and meat substitutes? Food Quality and Preference 22, pp 371-383.

Elzerman, J.E., Hoek, A.C., Boekel, M.A.J.S. van, & Luning, P.A. (2011) Consumer acceptance and appropriateness of meat substitutes in a meal context. Food Quality and Preference 22, pp 233-240.

2010

DISSERTATION

Hoek, A.C. (2010) Will Novel Protein Foods beat meat? Consumer acceptance of meat substitutes - a multidisciplinary approach, PhD thesis Wageningen University, The Netherlands (available online).

2009

PAPERS

Boer, J. de, Boersema, J.J., & Aiking, H. (2009) Consumers' motivational associations favoring free-range meat or less meat. Ecological Economics 68, pp 850-860 (available online via your library).

2008

PAPERS

Niemeijer, D., & Groot, R.S. de (2008) A conceptual framework for selecting environmental indicator sets. Ecological Indicators 8, pp 14-25.

Niemeijer, D., & Groot, R.S. de (2008) Framing environmental indicators: Moving from causal chains to causal networks. Environment, Development and Sustainability 10, pp 89-106.

2007

PAPERS

Hoogland, C.T., Boer, J. de, & Boersema, J. J. (2007) Food and sustainability: Do consumers recognize, understand and value on-package information on production standards? Appetite 49, pp 47-57.

Vincken, J.-P., Heng, L., Groot, A. de, & Gruppen, H. (2007) Saponins, classification and occurrence in the plant kingdom. Phytochemistry 68, pp 275-297.

2006

SUMMARISING BOOK

Aiking, H., Boer, J. de, & Vereijken, J. (eds.)  (2006) Sustainable Protein Production and Consumption: Pigs or Peas? ISBN: 1-4020-4062-8, Series: Environment & Policy, Vol. 45, Springer, Dordrecht, 246 pp.

DISSERTATION

Apaiah, R.K. (2006) Designing food supply chains - a structured methodology: A case on Novel Protein Foods, PhD thesis Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

PAPERS

Aiking, H., Zhu, X., Ierland, E. van, Willemsen, F.H., Yin, X., & Vos, R. (2006) Changes in consumption patterns: Options and implications of a transition in protein foods. In: Rural lands, agriculture and climate beyond 2015: A new perspective on future land-use patterns (Brouwer, F. & McCarl, B. (eds.)), Springer, Dordrecht, pp 171-189.

Apaiah, R.K., Linnemann, A.R., & Kooi, H.J. van der (2006) A tool to study the sustainability of food supply chains. Food Research International 39, pp 1-11.

Boer, J. de (2006) A psychological view on industrial transformation and behaviour. In: Sciences for industrial transformation: views from different disciplines (Olsthoorn, A.A. & Wieczorek, A.J.W. (eds.)), Springer, Dordrecht, pp 13-32.

Boer, J. de, Helms, M. & Aiking, H. (2006) Protein consumption and sustainability: Diet diversity in EU-15. Ecological Economics 59, pp 267-274 (available online via your library).

Heng, L., Vincken, J.-P., Hoppe, K., Koningsveld, G. van, Decroos, K., Gruppen, H., Boekel, M.A.J.S. van, & Voragen, A.G.J. (2006) Stability of pea DDMP saponin and the mechanism of its decomposition. Food Chemistry 99, pp 326-334.

Heng, L., Vincken, J.-P., Koningsveld, G. van, Legger, A., Gruppen, H., Boekel, M.A.J.S. van, Roozen, J., & Voragen, A.G.J. (2006) Bitterness of saponins and their contents in dry peas. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 86, pp 1225-1231.

Tzitzikas, E.N., Vincken, J.-P., Groot, J. de, Gruppen, H., & Visser, R.G.F. (2006) Genetic variation in pea seed globulin composition. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 54, pp 425-433.

Zhu, X., & Ierland, E. van (2006) The enlargement of the European Union: Effects on trade and emissions of greenhouse gases. Ecological Economics 57, pp 1-14 (available online via your library).

Zhu, X., Wesenbeeck, C.F.A. van, & Ierland, E. van (2006) Impacts of novel protein foods on sustainable food production and consumption: Life-style change and environmental policy. Environment and Resource Economics 35, pp 59-87.

2005

DISSERTATIONS

Heng, L. (2005) Flavour Aspects of Pea and its Protein Preparations in Relation to Novel Protein Foods, PhD thesis Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Tzitzikas, E.N. (2005) Exploring variation in pea protein composition by natural selection and genetic transformation, PhD thesis Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Vijver, M. (2005) Protein Politics. PhD thesis Universiteit Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.

PAPERS

Apaiah, R.K., & Hendrix, E.M.T.  (2005) Design of a supply chain network for pea-based novel protein foods. J. Food Engineering 70, pp 383-391.

Apaiah, R.K., Hendrix, E.M.T., Meerdink, G., & Linneman, A.R.  (2005) A methodology for efficient food chain design. Trends in Food Science and Technology 16, pp 204-214.

Hoogland, C.T., Boer, J. de, & Boersema, J.J.  (2005) Transparency of the meat chain in the light of food culture and history. Appetite 45, pp 15-23

Keijzer, M.A., Merbis, M.D., Pavel, I.F.P.W., & Wesenbeeck, C.F.A. van (2005) Diet shifts towards meat and the effects of cereal use: Can we feed the animals in 2030? Ecological Economics 55, pp 187-202 (available online via your library).

O'Kane, F.E., Vereijken, J.M., Gruppen, H., & Boekel, M.A.J.S. van (2005) Gelation behavior of protein isolates extracted from 5 cultivars of Pisum sativum L. J. Food Science 70, pp 132-137.

Yin, X., & Laar, H.H. van (2005) Crop system dynamics: An ecophysiological simulation model of genotype-by-environment interactions. Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands (in press).

Weikhard, H.P., & Zhu, X. (2005) Discounting and environmental quality: When should dual rates be used?  Economic Modeling 22, pp 868-878.

Wesenbeeck,  C.F.A. van,  Livestock product demand and feed supply: Will livestock product and cereal demand explode in the next decades? Food Policy (submitted).

Zhu, X., & Ierland, E. van (2005) A model for consumers' preferences for Novel Protein Foods and environmental quality. Economic Modeling 22, pp 720-744.

Zhu, X., & Ierland, E. van (2005) Modeling consumers' preferences for Novel Protein Foods and environmental quality. Economic Modeling 22, pp 949-953.

2004       

DISSERTATIONS

O'Kane, F.E. (2004) Molecular characterisation and heat-induced gelation of pea vicilin and legumin. PhD thesis Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Zhu, X. (2004) Environmental-economic modeling of Novel Protein Foods: A General Equilibrium Approach. PhD thesis Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

PAPERS

Aiking, H., & Boer, J. de (2004) Food sustainability - diverging interpretations. British Food Journal 106 (5), pp 359-365.

Helms, M. (2004) Food sustainability, food security and the environment. British Food Journal 106 (5), pp 380-387.

Heng, L., Koningsveld, G.A., Gruppen, H., Boekel, M.A.J.S. van, Vincken, J.-P., Roozen, J.P., & Voragen, A.G.J. (2004) Protein flavour interactions in relation to development of novel protein foods. Trends in Food Science and Technology 15, pp  217-224.  

Hoek, A.C., Luning, P.A., Stafleu, A., & Graaf, C. de (2004) Food-related lifestyle and health attitudes of Dutch vegetarians, non-vegetarians, consumers of meat substitutes, and meat consumers. Appetite 42, pp 265-272.

Kuik, O.J. The international regulatory framework for Novel Protein Foods: Challenges and opportunities. Final report PROFETAS project I4B, IVM, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, pp. 1-25. Download as PDF-file

O'Kane, F.E., Happe, R.P., Vereijken, J.M. Gruppen, H., & Boekel, M.A.J.S. van (2004) Characterisation of pea vicilin. 1. Denoting convicilin as the a-subunit of the Pisum vicilin family. J. Agric. Food Chem. 52, pp. 3141-3148.

O'Kane, F.E., Happe, R.P., Vereijken, J.M. Gruppen, H., & Boekel, M.A.J.S. van (2004) Characterisation of pea vicilin. 2. Consequences of subunit heterogeneity on heat-induced gelation behaviour. J. Agric. Food Chem. 52, pp. 3149-3154.

O'Kane, F.E., Happe, R.P., Vereijken, J.M. Gruppen, H., & Boekel, M.A.J.S. van (2004) Heat-induced gelation of pea legumin: Comparison with soybean glycinin. J. Agric. Food Chem. 52, pp 5071-5078.

Stegeman, D. (2004) PROFETAS: Summary of the desk study for the S1 project. A&F Report 321, Wageningen, pp. 1-45.

Tzitzikas, E.N., Bergervoet, M., Raemakers, K., Vincken, J.-P., Lammeren, A. van, & Visser, R.G.F. (2004) Regeneration of pea (Pisum sativum L.) by a cyclic organogenic system. Plant Cell Reports 23, pp 453-460.

Yin, X., Oijen, M. van, & Schapendonk, A.H.C.M. (2004) Extension of a biochemical model for the generalised stoichiometry of electron transport limited C3 photosynthesis. Plant, cell and environment 27, pp 1211-1222.

Zhu, X. & Ierland, E. van (2004) Protein foods and environmental pressures: a comparison of pork and Novel Protein Foods. Environmental Sciences 1, pp 254-276.

2003

Aiking, H. (2003) PROFETAS - Vervanging van dierlijk door plantaardig eiwit. Leven nov/dec 2003, p. 19.

Boer, J. de, & Verbruggen, H. (2003) De uitdagingen van duurzame voeding. Arena 9 (2), pp 14-15.

Boer, J. de (2003) Sustainability labeling schemes: the logic of their claims and their functions for stakeholders. Business Strategy and the Environment 12, pp 254-264. 

Helms, M., & Aiking, H. (2003) Food and the environment: towards sustainability indicators for protein production. In Tiezzi, E., Brebbia, C.A. & Uso, J.L. (Eds.) Ecosystems and sustainable development, Volume 2 (pp. 1047-1056), Advances in Ecological Sciences Volume 19, Ashurst, UK: WIT Press.

Heng, L., Koningsveld, G.A., Gruppen, H., Boekel, M.A.J.S. van, Vincken, J.-P., Roozen, J.P., & Voragen, A.G.J. (2003) Protein flavour interactions in relation to development of novel protein foods. In: Flavour Research at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century; Proceedings of the 1oth Weurman Flavour Research Symposium (Le Quere, J.L. & Etievant, P.X. (eds.)) Lavoisier, Paris, France and Intercept Ltd, Andover, UK, pp 11-115.

Herok, C.A., & Tongeren, F. van (2003) The introduction of meat substitutes from vegetable proteins: consequences for EU agriculture on a global level. Final report, pp 1-108, LEI, The Hague, May 2003.

Hoek, A., Elzerman, H., Luning, P., & Graaf, K. de (2003) De uitdaging voor novel protein foods. Consumenten verleiden voor een milieuvriendelijk alternatief voor vlees. Voeding Nu 5, pp 9-11, (in Dutch).  

Ierland, E. van, Zhu, X. & Liming, H. (2003) Global trade, economic development and environmental regulations. In: Environmental Science  (Ryden, L., Migula, P. & Anderson, M. (eds.)) The Baltic University  Press, Uppsala, p. 592.

Keyzer, M.A., Merbis, M.D., Pavel, I.F.P.W., & Wesenbeeck, C.F.A. van (2003) Can we feed the animals? Origins and implications of rising meat demand. SOW working paper 01-05R, 30 pp. (available online).

Yin, X., Goudriaan, J, Lantinga, E.A., Vos, J., & Spiertz, J.H.J. (2003) A flexible sigmoid function of determinate growth. Annals of Botany 91, pp 361-371.

Yin, X., Lantinga, E.A., Schapendonck, A.H.C.M., & Zhong, X. (2003) Some quantitative relationships between leaf area index and canopy nitrogen content and distribution. Annals of Botany 91, pp 881-891.  

Zhu, X. (2003) Environmental impacts of food production. IHDP Update - Newsletter of the IHDP on Global Environmental Change 1, p. 16.

Zhu, X., Ierland, E. van, & Wesseler, J. (2003) Introducing novel protein foods in the EU: Economic and environmental impacts. In: Consumer acceptance of genetically modified food (Evenson, R.E. & Santiello, V. (eds.)) CAB International, Oxfordshire, Ch. 17, pp. 189-208.

2002

Niemeijer, D. (2002) Developing indicators for environmental policy: Data-driven and theory-driven approaches examined by example, Environmental Science and Policy 5, pp 91-103.

Vereijken, J.M., & Stegeman, D. (2002)  Future research on novel protein foods. Industrial proteins 10 (3), pp 14-16.

Vijver, M. (2002) Novel protein foods as a solution for more sustainable food systems; politics and policy options, Seminar Initiative Psychologie im Umweltschutz, pp 1-8, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 6-9 June.

Vijver, M. (2002) Protein politics: Shaping the notion of eating less animal, and more plant protein foods. European Association for the Study of Science and technology, pp 1-16, York.

Vijver, M., & Hoppe, R. (2002) Voedselveiligheid: de klant koning?, Openbaar bestuur 6/7, pp 16-20 (in Dutch).

Wesenbeeck, L. van, & Herok, C. (2002) Assessing the world-wide effects of a shift towards vegetable proteins: a General Equilibrium Model of Agricultural Trade (GEMAT) and the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), 5th Conference on Global Economic Analysis, pp 1-26 Taipeh, June.

Zhu, X., Ierland, E. van, & Wesseler, J. (2002) Introducing novel protein foods in the EU: Economic and environmental impacts, 6th International Conference on Agricultural Biotechnologies: New Avenues for Production, Consumption and Technology Transfer, pp 1-30, Ravello, Italy, 11-14 July.

2001

Aiking, H. (2001) Contaminants old and new – Innovation in prevention, Journal of Preventive Medicine 9, pp 41-51.

Aiking, H., & Vellinga, P. (2001) Greening protein production and consumption - the PROFETAS (PRotein Foods, Environment, Technology and Society) research programme, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network, “Sustainability at the Millenium: Globalization, Competitiveness and the Public Trust”, pp 1-11, Bangkok, Thailand, 21-24 January.

Boekel, T. van, & Gruppen, H. (2001) Textuur en aroma in novel protein foods, Voedingsmiddelentechnologie 23, pp 20-21 (in Dutch).

Helms, M., & Aiking, H. (2001) Food-environment relationships: Beyond LCA, Proceedings of the International Conference on LCA in Foods, pp 12-16, Gothenburg, Sweden, 26-27 April.

Jongen, W.M.F., & Meerdink, G. (2001) Legume protein-based food products - the PROFETAS concept, Grain Legumes 33, p 19.

Jongen, W.M.F., & Meerdink, G. (2001) Pea proteins based food products as meat replacers: The PROFETAS concept, Nahrung 45, pp 402-406.

Niemeijer, D. (2001) Assessing environmental sustainability: Process-based models versus state indicators, Proceedings of the 97th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geopgraphers, pp 1-4, New York, 27 February - 3 March.

Zhu, X., & Ierland, E. van (2001) Effects of the enlargement of EU on trade and the environment, Fondazione Eni Enrico Matei Milan, Italy, Working paper 54.2001, pp 1-19  

1999 & 2000

Aiking, H. (2000) The Protein Foods, environment, Technology and Society Programme (PROFETAS), IHDP Update – Newsletter of the IHDP on Global Environmental Change 2, pp 4-5.

Aiking, H. (2000) The Protein Foods, Environment, Technology and Society Programme (PROFETAS), Wastelands News 16 (1), pp 51-52.

Aiking, H., Meerdink, G., Jongen, W.M.F., & Vellinga, P. (2000) PROFETAS: Protein Foods, Environment, Technology and Society, Proceedings of the International Transdisciplinarity 2000 Conference, Vol. 1, pp 326-330, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 27 February - 1 March.

Aiking, H., & Vellinga, P. (2000) Environment and food in a changing world: Research issues, In: Towards an agenda for agricultural research in Europe, Boekestein, A., Diederen, P., Jongen, W., Rabbinge, R. & Rutten, H. (eds.), Wageningen Press, Wageningen, pp 199-207.

Meerdink, G., Boekel, T. van, Jongen, W., Aiking, H., & Vellinga, P. (2000) PROFETAS: a Dutch research programme on Protein Foods, Environment, Technology and Society, Industrial Proteins 8 (1), pp 14-15.

Aiking, H., & Meerdink, G. (1999) PROFETAS: research on Protein Foods, Environment, Technology and Society, Tijdschrift voor Sociaal Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek van de Landbouw 14, pp 85-87.