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Hispanic Consumer's Preferences for Genetically Modified Ethnic Produce: An Econometric Analysis


  • Govindasamy, Ramu
  • Puduri, Venkata S.


This study predicts Hispanic consumer’s willingness to buy genetically modified (GM) ethnic produce. Specifically, this paper analyzes the effects of Hispanic consumers’ socio-economic characteristics and their expressed value judgments on their willingness to buy genetically modified ethnic produce using an ordered probit model. An ordered probit model framework is used and the dependent variable is defined with three possible answers which include willing, indifferent, and less willing to buy genetically modified ethnic produce. The results from the analysis can be used by GM produce growers and marketers to target consumers.

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  • Govindasamy, Ramu & Puduri, Venkata S., 2009. "Hispanic Consumer's Preferences for Genetically Modified Ethnic Produce: An Econometric Analysis," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 40(3), November.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jlofdr:99754

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    1. David A. Bessler & Alpha Kergna, 2002. "Price Discovery: The Case of Millet in Bamako, Mali," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 11(4), pages 472-502, December.
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