publication . Article . Other literature type . 1998

How Labeling of Safety and Process Attributes Affects Markets for Food

Caswell, Julie A.; Caswell, Julie A.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 1998 Journal: Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, volume 27, pages 151-158 (issn: 1068-2805, eissn: 2372-2614, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
<jats:p>Consumers are increasingly considering information on the safety and process (how foods are produced) attributes of food in making their buying decisions. Producers, processors, and retailers may choose voluntary labeling of these attributes, may be required to label by government regulations, or may use a combination of these approaches. The market effects depend on consumer perceptions of the attributes, the benefits and costs of labeling for companies, and the goals of government policy. These effects are illustrated through a discussion of labeling of foods that are produced with the use of biotechnology (genetically modified organisms) or that are o...
Subjects
free text keywords: Consumer/Household Economics, Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety,, Agronomy and Crop Science, Economics and Econometrics, Public policy, Government, Marketing, Genetically modified organism, Business, Food safety, business.industry, Food packaging, Consumer/Household Economics, Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety
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