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The Impact of Environmental and Health Motivations on the Organic Share of Produce Purchases

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  • Durham, Catherine A.

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As demand and supply of organic produce has increased, it has become possible to distinguish between the many individuals that express a preference for organic and the share of their purchases that is organically produced. This study examines the share of a consumer’s produce purchases that are organic, and how that is influenced by economic factors, environmental and health motivations, and demographic characteristics. Results from a model of organic preference are compared to those from a model of organic buying proportions. Buying proportion models are also estimated separately for those that preferred organic and those that preferred conventional produce. A limitation in this study is that it evaluates stated buying proportions rather than actual purchases.

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Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

Volume (Year): 36 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:arerjl:44705

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Keywords: organic produce share; health; environment; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety;

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