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Consumer acceptance of genetically modified foods.

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This book, with 18 chapters divided into 5 parts, provides a compilation of recent studies on consumer acceptance of genetically modified foods. These studies utilized different methods and evidence and the volume is organized to reflect this. The chapters in this volume find substantial diversity in consumer acceptance patterns internationally. The differences in consumer acceptance patterns do n...

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Chapter 4 (Page no: 41)

The welfare effects of implementing mandatory GM labelling in the USA.

This paper examines the potential welfare effects of imposing a mandatory GM-labelling policy in the USA. The instance when mandatory labelling policy is likely to benefit consumers is discussed. Then, an experimental auction designed to provide data that are needed to test whether consumers will benefit from mandatory GM-labelling policy, is described. The findings, which contradict the hypothesis that consumers interpret voluntary and mandatory market signals identically, are presented. It is suggested that it would be more efficient or welfare improving for the USA to continue its voluntary labelling policy and resist calls for new regulations that mandate labelling of GM foods.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Do agricultural commodity prices respond to GMO bans? Author(s): Parcell, J. L. Kalaitzandonakes, N. G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Consumer acceptance and labelling of GMOs in food products: a study of fluid milk demand. Author(s): Kiesel, K. Buschena, D. Smith, V.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 23) Consumer purchasing behaviour towards GM foods in the Netherlands. Author(s): Marks, L. A. Kalaitzandonakes, N. G. Vickner, S. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 53) Using simulated test marketing to examine purchase interest in food products that are positioned as GMO-free. Author(s): Wolf, M. M. Stephens, A. Pedrazzi, N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 61) Measuring the value of GM traits: the theory and practice of willingness-to-pay analysis. Author(s): Olubobokun, S. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 73) Willingness to pay for GM food labelling in New Zealand. Author(s): Kaye-Blake, W. Bicknell, K. Lamb, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 83) Contingent valuation of breakfast cereals made of non-biotech ingredients. Author(s): Moon, W. Balasubramanian, S. K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 95) A comparative analysis of consumer acceptance of GM foods in Norway and the USA. Author(s): Chern, W. S. Rickertsen, K.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 111) Comparing consumer responses towards GM foods in Japan and Norway. Author(s): McCluskey, J. J. Grimsrud, K. M. Wahl, T. I.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 117) Willingness to pay for GM foods: results from a public survey in the USA. Author(s): Chen, H. Y. Chern, W. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 131) A comparison of consumer attitudes towards GM food in Italy and the USA. Author(s): Wolf, M. M. Bertolini, P. Parker-Garcia, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 143) Consumer attitudes towards GM food in Ireland and the USA. Author(s): Wolf, M. M. McDonnell, J. Domegan, C. Yount, H.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 155) Attitudes towards GM food in Colombia. Author(s): Pachico, D. Wolf, M. M.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 163) Consumer acceptance and development perspectives of functional food in Germany. Author(s): Dustmann, H. Weindlmaier, H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 169) Factors explaining opposition to GMOs in France and the rest of Europe. Author(s): Bonny, S.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 189) Introducing novel protein foods in the EU: economic and environmental impacts. Author(s): Zhu XueQin Ierland, E. van Wesseler, J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 209) Consumer attitudes towards GM foods: the modelling of preference changes. Author(s): Nielsen, C. P. Thierfelder, K. Robinson, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2004
  • ISBN
  • 9780851997476
  • Record Number
  • 20043074520