Preferences for GMOs: Do Purchasing Patterns Differ from Voting Behavior?

Scott Kaplan, Gina Waterfield, and David Zilberman

from ARE Update Vol. 23, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2019

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Abstract

In 2012, California voted “no” on Proposition 37, which would have required special labeling on all foods containing genetically-modified (GM) ingredients. We examine the relationship between willingness to pay for products that avoid GM ingredients, and willingness to vote in favor of regulation for these products.

Keywords

Labeling, ballot proposition, willingness-to-pay, food, ban

Citation

Scott Kaplan, Gina Waterfield, and David Zilberman. "Preferences for GMOs: Do Purchasing Patterns Differ from Voting Behavior?" ARE Update 23(2)(2019):1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2019/23/2/preferences-for-gmos-do-purchasing-patterns-differ/