Two Sides of the Same Coin? Analysis of the Web-Based Social Media with Regard to the Image of the Agri-Food Sector in Germany

Never before has food been as safe and secure as it is today, but simultaneously, society has become increasingly critical towards agricultural and food related issues. This two-sided development between society and agribusiness will be analyzed using Framing Theory. A quantitative semantic analysis was applied to evaluate the web-based social media in Germany. 50,931 web posts were collected covering 21 issues identified as relevant for the agri-food sector. The results show that all contentious issues are mainly framed in a two-sided way. The modern productivity-driven industry is judged as a negative development, trends returning to a more natural food production are seen as positive.


Issue Date:
2010-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/97029
Published in:
International Journal on Food System Dynamics, Volume 01, Number 3
Page range:
264-278
Total Pages:
15
Series Statement:
Volume 1
Issue 3




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