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"A NEW APPROACH TO THE DESCRIPTION OF ALIMENTARY CONSUMPTION PATTERNS: THE CASE OF GREECE"
Ioannis Sotiropoulos, Constantinos C. Frangos

Last modified: 2015-09-16

Abstract


The understanding of the formation and the evolution of alimentary consumption patterns requires a broad and multidimensional approach. Foods are either of plant or animal, agricultural or industrial origin, and in these forms they play their biological role; the consumption of foods has consequences (social, economical, health, etc.) on anindividual level as well as on a wider collective level. In this essay we attempt to describe alimentary patterns in Greece (1957-2005) from three different dimensions: Natural (animal or plant origin), technical (agricultural or industrial origin) and biological (nutritional properties). The description – which is the base of interpretation – is done throughcharts and tables, based on numerical indicators that are deduced from simple functions-illustrations. The tables are simple or double-entry and we present spreading diagrams

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