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The UK Consumer's Attitudes to, and Willingness to Pay for, imported Foods

By Matthieu H. Arnoult, Alexandra E. Lobb and J. Richard Tiffin


We report results from an investigation into consumer preferences for locally produced foods. Using a choice experiment we estimate willingness to pay for foods of a designated origin together with certification for Organic and GM free status. Our results indicate that there is a preference for locally produced food which is GM free, Organic and produced in the traditional season.imported food, seasonality, willingness-to-pay, choice experiment, Demand and Price Analysis, Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety, International Relations/Trade,

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