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How Local Is Local? A Reflection on Canadian Local Food Labeling Policy from Consumer Preference

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  • Kar H. Lim
  • Wuyang Hu

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type="main" xml:lang="fr"> Nous avons réalisé, à l'aide de la méthode des choix discrets, un sondage national sur le consentement à payer des consommateurs pour du bœuf local portant la mention de la distance et autres descriptifs sur la provenance. D'après les résultats de notre sondage, la plupart des consommateurs n'ont pas de préférence entre un produit étiqueté « local » et un produit étiqueté « local : dans un rayon de 160 kilomètres », ce qui signifie que la mention dans un rayon de 160 kilomètres correspond à la définition de produit local pour les consommateurs répondants. Les consommateurs sont disposés à payer beaucoup plus cher pour des produits provenant de leur province que pour des produits étiquetés « local ». Ils sont également prêts à payer davantage pour du bœuf provenant d'animaux ayant subi un test de dépistage de l'encéphalopathie spongiforme bovine (ESB) ainsi que pour du bœuf provenant d'animaux nourris à l'herbe plutôt qu'aux grains.

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  • Kar H. Lim & Wuyang Hu, 2016. "How Local Is Local? A Reflection on Canadian Local Food Labeling Policy from Consumer Preference," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society/Societe canadienne d'agroeconomie, vol. 64(1), pages 71-88, March.
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