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Price, Quality, And Pesticide Related Health Risk Considerations In Fruit And Vegetable Purchases: An Hedonic Analysis Of Tucson, Arizona Supermarkets

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  • Estes, Edmund A.
  • Smith, V. Kerry

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National opinion polls indicate that pesticide residues on fresh fruits and vegetables remain an important concern of American consumers, despite a decade-long increase in per capita consumption levels for fresh fruits and vegetables. Increased availability of organically grown fruits and vegetables may change consumer produce purchase behavior which is often dominated by appearance considerations. Domestic consumers likely consider and tradeoff price, visual appearance, and health risk when buying fresh produce. This paper uses an hedonic framework to examine price, appearance, and health risk considerations made by Tucson, Arizona shoppers in 1994.

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Article provided by Food Distribution Research Society in its journal Journal of Food Distribution Research.

Volume (Year): 27 (1996)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:jlofdr:27897

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Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Demand and Price Analysis;

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  1. Thomas I. Wahl & Hongqi Shi & Ron C. Mittelhammer, 1995. "A hedonic price analysis of quality characteristics of Japanese wagyu beef," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 11(1), pages 35-44.
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  1. Govindasamy, Ramu & Italia, John, 1999. "Predicting Willingness-To-Pay A Premium For Organically Grown Fresh Produce," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 30(2), July.
  2. Wang, H. Holly & Ge, Yuanlong, 2008. "Will Too Many Lower Quality Fruits Damage The Organic Market," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 36976, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  3. Connolly, Cristina & Klaiber, H. Allen, 2012. "Are Consumers Willing to Pay for Organic When the Food is Already Local?," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 124364, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  4. Rodríguez, Elsa Mirta M. & Lacaze, María Victoria & Lupín, Beatriz, 2007. "Willingness to pay for organic food in Argentina: evidence from a consumer survey," Nülan. Deposited Documents 1020, Centro de Documentación, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata.
  5. Kelly B. Maguire & Nicole Owens & Nathalie B. Simon, 2002. "Willingness to pay to Reduce a Child’s Pesticide Exposure: Evidence from the Baby Food Market," NCEE Working Paper Series 200203, National Center for Environmental Economics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, revised May 2002.
  6. McPherson, P.D. & Epperson, James E. & Stegelin, Forrest E., 2005. "Overcoming Barriers to the National Produce Market: The Georgia Case," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 36(01), March.
  7. Armah, Paul W., 2001. "The Determinants Of Eco-Label Usage In The Organic Produce Market Of Northeast Arkansas," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20694, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  8. Armah, Paul W., 2002. "Setting Eco-Label Standards In The Fresh Organic Vegetable Market Of Northeast Arkansas," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 33(01), March.

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