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Author Xie, Jing ♦ House, Lisa ♦ Kim, Hyeyoung
Source Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Content type Text
Publisher CentMa
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2015-09-10
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) TX341-641
Subject Keyword Biotechnology ♦ Nutrition ♦ Foods and food supply ♦ Country of origin ♦ Genetically modified food ♦ Technology ♦ Consumer attitudes ♦ Home economics
Abstract Information on production methods (genetic modification (GM) or organic production) and locations (country of origin) are commonly found on food package labels. Both pieces of information may be used as a proxy for food safety and (perceived) quality by consumers. Our study investigates the interactive effects between information on production method and country-of-origin labeling (COOL) by conducting choice experiments in the European Union, United States and Japan. This study also investigates the effect of information about potential benefits of biotechnology on consumer acceptance of GM foods. Results indicate that consumers preferred GM foods produced domestically to GM foods imported from foreign countries, and individuals with information on consumer benefits, producer benefits, and environmental benefits were willing to pay more than individuals without information in some cases, but the effect of information varied by type of information, location, and the country of origin of the products.
ISSN 18696945
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-11-01
e-ISSN 18696945
Journal International Journal on Food System Dynamics
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 3
Page Count 14
Starting Page 170
Ending Page 183

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