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Does Consumer Knowledge Affect Meat Consumption in the US?

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  • Davis, Christopher G.
  • Yen, Steven T.
  • Lin, Biing-Hwan

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We investigate the roles of consumer knowledge and sociodemographic factors in the consumption of meat products at home and away from home. Results indicate that health knowledge decreases consumption of beef and pork and increases consumption of poultry at home and away from home but does not affect fish consumption.

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  • Davis, Christopher G. & Yen, Steven T. & Lin, Biing-Hwan, 2007. "Does Consumer Knowledge Affect Meat Consumption in the US?," 2007 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2007, Mobile, Alabama 34905, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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