The roles of human values and generalized trust on stated preferences when food is labeled with environmental footprints: Insights from Germany

Carola Grebitus, Bodo Steiner, Michele Veeman

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Abstract

This study explores influences of human values and trust on stated preferences for food labeled with environmental footprints. We apply survey data to assess the impact of these individual-specific characteristics on German consumers' choices of potatoes, through an attribute-based choice experiment in which product alternatives are described by footprint labels and prices. We find that accounting for consumers' value systems, but not generalized trust beliefs, aids in understanding choices and identifying possible markets for footprint-labeled food products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-91
Number of pages8
JournalFood Policy
Volume52
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Carbon footprint
  • Ecological
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Mixed logit
  • Rokeach Value Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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