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Pesticide use in tomato production: Consumer concerns and willingness-to-pay

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  • Robert D. Weaver

    (Agricultural Economics, at The Pennsylvania State University)

  • David J. Evans

    (Agricultural Economics, at The Pennsylvania State University)

  • A. E. Luloff

    (Rural Sociology at The Pennsylvania State University)

Abstract

Consumer attitudes toward pesticide use and residues in fresh produce and tomatoes were assessed using personal interviews of shoppers in produce sections of retail grocery stores. The results indicated a lower frequency of concern for pesticide use than earlier studies and a belief in both personal and external effects of pesticide use indicating altruism may affect consumer purchases. Almost half of the respondents indicated a willingness-to-accept cosmetic defects in chemical pesticide residue-free (CPRF) tomatoes. The majority of respondents indicated willingness-to-pay up to 10% more for CPRF tomatoes.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Agribusiness.

Volume (Year): 8 (1992)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 131-142

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Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:8:y:1992:i:2:p:131-142

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  1. Stephen L. Ott, 1990. "Supermarket shoppers' pesticide concerns and willingness to purchase certified pesticide residue-free fresh produce," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 6(6), pages 593-602.
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