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The influence of Agro-terrorism on consumers' preference for locally grown products: a case-study from New Jersey


  • Ramu Govindasamy
  • Calum Turvey
  • Venkata Puduri


The economics of agro-terrorism has not been fully developed within the economics literature, yet with increasing concerns about agro-terrorism it is important to understand how consumers will generally respond. This article presents an overview of food safety issues, and develops an economic model that can be used to illustrate and establish hypotheses regarding consumer behaviour and agro-terrorism. We then present sample and econometric results from a survey of 304 New Jersey consumers and explain the characteristics of the 33% that confirmed that they have increased purchases of locally grown produce due to terrorism fears.

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  • Ramu Govindasamy & Calum Turvey & Venkata Puduri, 2008. "The influence of Agro-terrorism on consumers' preference for locally grown products: a case-study from New Jersey," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(13), pages 991-995.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:15:y:2008:i:13:p:991-995
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850600972337

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