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U.S. Meat Demand: Household Dynamics and Media Information Impacts

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  • Tonsor, Glynn T.
  • Mintert, James R.
  • Schroeder, Ted C.

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This article uses national, quarterly data to examine U.S. meat demand using the Rotterdam model. We investigate the effect of multiple information indices linking different health concerns with diet, changes in household dynamics, and meat recall information. Medical journal articles linking iron, zinc, and protein with health and diet increase beef and poultry demand, whereas articles dealing with fat, cholesterol, and diet concerns reduce beef demand. Increasing consumption of food away from home enhances pork and poultry demand while reducing beef demand. Combined, these results provide a more complete and current understanding of the impact of multiple information factors faced by U.S. consumers.

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Article provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 35 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:jlaare:61056

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Keywords: Atkins diet; female workforce; food away from home; food safety; health concerns; meat recalls; U.S. meat demand; Demand and Price Analysis; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Livestock Production/Industries;

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  1. Palma, Marco A. & Collart, Alba J. & Hall, Charles R., 2010. "Repeat Buying Behavior for Ornamental Plants: A Consumer Profile," 2010 Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2010, Orlando, Florida 56332, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  2. Martin Browning & Lars Gårn Hansen & Sinne Smed, 2013. "Rational inattention or rational overreaction? Consumer reactions to health news," IFRO Working Paper 2013/14, University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics.
  3. Lambert, Remy, 2012. "A Primer on the Economics of Supply Management and Food Supply Chains," Working Papers 125246, Structure and Performance of Agriculture and Agri-products Industry (SPAA).
  4. Tselepidakis, Elina, 2012. "Food Safety And The Demand For Meat Products," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 124968, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  5. Shang, Xia & Tonsor, Glynn, 2013. "Consumer Meat Safety Concerns: Impacts of Beef E. coli O157: H7 Recalls on Meat Consumption," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 149794, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  6. Moghadam, Arian Khaleghi & Schmidt, Claudia & Grier, Kevin, 2013. "The impact of E. Coli O157:H7 recalls on live cattle futures prices: Revisited," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 81-87.
  7. Darko, Francis Addeah & Eales, James S., 2013. "Meat Demand in the US During and After the Great Recession," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 150146, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  8. Taylor, Mykel R. & Tonsor, Glynn T., 2013. "Revealed Demand for Country-of-Origin Labeling of Meat in the United States," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 38(2), August.

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