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

Posted: 11 Apr 2003

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Jayson L. Lusk

Oklahoma State University - Department of Agricultural Economics

Jutta Roosen

Technische Universität München (TUM) - TUM School of Management

John A. Fox

Kansas State University - Department of Agricultural Economics

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.

Keywords: Beef, Choice Experiment, Conjoint Analysis, Hormone, Genetically Modified, Trade

Suggested Citation

Lusk, Jayson L. and Roosen, Jutta and Fox, John A., 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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=376511

Jayson L. Lusk (Contact Author)

Oklahoma State University - Department of Agricultural Economics ( email )

Stillwater, OK 74078-6026
United States
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Jutta Roosen

Technische Universität München (TUM) - TUM School of Management ( email )

Freising
Germany

John A. Fox

Kansas State University - Department of Agricultural Economics ( email )

331J Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
United States
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913-532-6925 (Fax)

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