Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2004

Journal or Book Title

Review of Agricultural Economics

Volume

26

Issue

1

First Page or Article ID Number

19

Last Page

31

DOI

10.1111/j. 1467-9353.2003.00159.x

Abstract

Controversy surrounds the introduction of genetically modified foods. One key issue relates to tolerance levels-the impurity rate tolerated before a commodity must be labeled. Currently, the United States has not defined a tolerance level for genetically modified foods. This paper uses data from experimental auctions to test whether consumers prefer foods with 0, 1, or 5% tolerance levels for genetically modified material. We conclude consumers would pay less for food that tolerates genetically modified material, but find no evidence that consumers' place different values on foods with 1 and 5% genetically modified content.

Comments

This article is from Review of Agricultural Economics 26 (2004): 19, doi: 10.1111/j. 1467-9353.2003.00159.x.

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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