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How does Biotech Labeling Affect Consumers' Purchasing Behavior? A Case Study of Vegetable Oils in Nanjing, China

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  • Dai, Yingchun
  • Tuan, Francis C.
  • Lin, William W.
  • Zhong, Funing
  • Chen, Xi

This study analyzes whether biotech labeling has an impact on consumers' purchasing behavior in China using vegetable oils in Nanjing as a case study. Results from an Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) based on retail scanning data suggest that biotech labeling induced only a modest switch in vegetable oils consumption away from labeled soybean and blended oils and toward non-biotech vegetable oils.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA with number 21235.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea06:21235
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