Suburbanites' Perceptions About Agriculture: The Challenge for Media
Author: Joan S. Thomson, Rochelle E. Kelvin
Organisation: Journal of Applied Communications
Published: January 2018
Country: United States.
Research type: Qualitative.
As urban dwellers become more isolated from the original sources of their food, their dependence on agriculture becomes less vivid. Information from a recent study documented how consumers in Southeastern Pennsylvania view themselves in the context of their food system and the importance they place on sustaining regional agriculture. This article then discusses the role of mass media in helping the public understand issues relating to regional and sustainable agriculture at the rural/urban interface.