Demand for beef from cattle administered growth hormones or fed genetically modified corn: A comparison of consumers in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Jayson L. Lusk, Jutta Roosen, John A. Fox

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Abstract

We compare consumer valuations of beef ribeye steaks from cattle produced without growth hormones or genetically modified corn in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Results suggest that French consumers place a higher value on beef from cattle that have not been administered added growth hormones than U.S. consumers: however, valuations of non-hormone-treated beef are statistically indistinguishable across Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Results also suggest that European consumers place a much higher value on beef from cattle that have not been fed genetically modified corn than U.S. consumers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-29
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume85
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Beef
  • Choice experiment
  • Conjoint analysis
  • Genetically modified
  • Hormone
  • Trade

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