Design & Technology
Social and environmental issues
Social, environmental and ethical factors affect the foods that consumers buy. Diets can be affected by allergies and intolerances. A balanced diet is needed to prevent health problems.
Social factors are things that affect lifestyle, such as religion, family or wealth. These can change over time. Food developers need to be aware of these changes to make foods that meet the needs of consumers.
For example, consumers now expect to find a wide range of foods. This is because:
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