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      The Significant of Food Heritage Endorsement in Building Food Identity

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      Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal

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          Abstract

          Many countries reported having experienced external pressures on their culture and tradition, including losing their food heritage and identity. With that, Malaysia, as a multi-cultural country, is also much concerned in preserving its food heritage and identity. This paper aimed to determine the impact of food heritage endorsement towards building food identity from a food experts perspective. A qualitative approach used to gather information, specifically by using a semi-structured interview with eight informants from government agencies and the food industry. The results revealed that the panel of experts corresponded to the impact of the endorsement of food heritage towards national food heritage in four themes, which were: creating an image; documentation of food heritage; preserving the traditional food; and national identity. The impact of endorsement towards national food heritage would help the nation in building food heritage in the direction of the country’s identity, which contributed towards national food identity or national food image. It is not only appreciated among the Malaysians but also in the international arena.

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          Journal
          Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
          E-BPJ
          e-IPH Ltd.
          2398-4287
          November 01 2019
          December 31 2019
          : 4
          : 12
          : 231
          Article
          10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1890
          © 2019

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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