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Health, Food Safety And Meat Demand

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  • Flake, Oliver L.
  • Patterson, Paul M.
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    For nearly two decades, the U.S. beef industry has faced a long term structural change, which has resulted in consumers shifting from beef to chicken. This shift has occurred due to consumer concerns on cholesterol consumption. More recently, this industry has confronted new challenges on the safety of beef, due to the potential presence of biological contaminants. This study incorporates a measure on food safety with a measure on health information in a meat demand system. Beef safety information is found to have a modest impact on beef demand, but is dominated by health information.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN with number 21648.

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    Date of creation: 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21648

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    Keywords: meat demand; health; food safety; LA/AIDS; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Livestock Production/Industries;

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    1. Wang, Qingbin & Jensen, Helen H. & Yen, Steven, 1996. "Impact of Cholesterol Information on U.S. Egg Consumption: Evidence from Consumer Survey Data," Staff General Research Papers 5072, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Barrena Figueroa, Ramo & Sanchez Garcia, Mercedes & Rosa, Franco, 2005. "Influence of Product Perception and Quality Label Valuation on Consumer Decision. The Case of Beef in Italy and Spain," 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark 24515, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    2. Lerohl, Mel L. & Goddard, Ellen W. & Lomeli, Jose L., 2004. "Effects Of Advertising, Food Safety And Health Concerns On Meat Demand In Canada," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 35(01), March.

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