Editorial: Public awareness of food products, preferences and practices: old challenges and new insights

Food is not only a source of nutrition for humans; it also encompasses social, cultural, and psychological dynamics. Understanding of food products, preferences, and practices provides us with knowledge of historical, cultural and contemporary uses [1]. In addition, food and drink act as both identifiers and attractions of regions around the world. In this regard, there are a great variety of actors, cultures, and practices within the food value chain. This Special Issue on 'Public Awareness of Food Products, Preferences and Practices' discusses the protection and promotion of food, from a broad perspective, through 15 innovative research papers and systematic reviews, from both qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches ​
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