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Sustainable food: can food labels make consumers switch to meat substitutes?

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Title: Sustainable food: can food labels make consumers switch to meat substitutes?
Authors: Carlsson, Fredrik
Kataria, Mitesh
Lampi, Elina
Issue Date: Dec-2021
Extent: 25
Publication type: report
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
Keywords: meat substitutes
stated preferences
Abstract: Using a stated preference survey, we investigate whether the introduction of a set of food labels affects consumers´ willingness to make costly shifts from meat products to meat substitutes. We investigate the role of food labels relating to health, use of antibiotics, climate impact, and animal care. We find that climate and healthiness labeling of substitutes increases the likelihood that consumers will switch to such products. We also find that labeling of the meat option can play an importan... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL-classification: Q18, Q51
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