publication . Preprint . 2007

Effects of Economic Policies Aimed at Encouraging a Healthier Grain Consumption

Nordstrom, Jonas; Thunstrom, Linda;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
In this paper, we evaluate the effects of policy reforms aimed at achieving two policy objectives for grain consumption; (a) to double the intake of bread and breakfast cereals and (b) to ensure that half of the bread and breakfast cereals consumed are whole grain products. The overall aim of these policy objectives are to increase the dietary fibre intake from grain consumption so as to significantly contribute to the general recommended (minimum) increase of the fibre intake. Based on parameter estimates from a demand system we simulate the resulting changes in volumes purchased and fibre intake from two policy reforms entailing differentiated VAT on grain pro...
free text keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy, Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety,
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