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Consumer Demand for a Ban on Antibiotic Drug Use in Pork Production

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  • Jayson L. Lusk
  • F. Bailey Norwood
  • J. Ross Pruitt

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Both bodies of the U.S. Congress have recently considered legislation to restrict use of antibiotics in livestock feed. Although several studies have addressed the costs of such restrictions, little is known about consumer demand. This study estimates consumers' willingness to pay for pork produced without subtherapeutic antibiotics and consumers' willingness to contribute to a reduction in antibiotic resistance by collecting data in a grocery store environment with mechanisms that involve the exchange of real food and real money. Results indicate that the welfare effects of a ban depend heavily on assumptions about consumers' current knowledge about antibiotic use in pork production and the extent to which consumers are currently able to purchase antibiotic-free pork. Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its journal American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 88 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 1015-1033

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Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:88:y:2006:i:4:p:1015-1033

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