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Labeling Genetically Modified Foods: An Economic Appraisal

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dc.contributor.editor Johnston, Richard S.
dc.contributor.editor Shriver, Ann L.
dc.creator Golan, Elise
dc.creator Kuchler, Fred
dc.creator Crutchfield, Stephen R.
dc.date 2001
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-10T15:59:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-10T15:59:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2001
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Golan, E., Kcuhler, F. and S.R. Crutchfield. Labeling Genetically Modified Foods: An Economic Appraisal. Microbehavior and Macroresults:Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute ofFisheries Economics and Trade, July 10-14, 2000, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.Compiled by Richard S. Johnston and Ann L. Shriver. InternationalInstitute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2001. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/32171
dc.description.abstract Both at home and abroad concerns about genetically modified foods have disrupted food markets and raised a number of problems for international trade. This paper addresses the issue of labeling foods produced using genetically modified ingredients from an economic perspective. The wide range of consumer attitudes with respect to food safety and genetically modified foods highlights the need for research into how consumer attitudes toward food are established. Consumer attitudes toward genetically modified foods span the distance from profound fear to unflinching acceptance - a divergence in attitudes that can not be explained by variations in preferences. The debate generated by genetically modified foods also focuses attention on how consumer attitudes influence agricultural and food markets. In the case of genetically modified foods, a seemingly small demand for non-genetically modified foods has triggered a number of market changes. For example, a number of food manufacturers have begun to market non-genetically modified food products, and a number of elevators and processors have begun to segregate genetically modified varieties of corn and soybeans from conventional varieties. We present a simple economic model showing how introduction of labeling for genetically modified foods can affect food markets, and the role that social preferences and attitudes in place at the time labeling is introduced can influence the outcome of labeling policies. We examine how consumer attitudes toward food are established and how consumer attitudes influence market structure. The implications of labeling for international trade in food products is also discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service MG Kailis Group en_US
dc.publisher International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade en_US
dc.subject Fisheries Economics en_US
dc.subject Markets and Trade en_US
dc.subject Food Attributes en_US
dc.title Labeling Genetically Modified Foods: An Economic Appraisal en_US
dc.type Research Paper en_US

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