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Food Safety and Human Nutrition

The Impact of Biofuels Policy on Agribusiness Stock Prices

This study investigates the impact of biofuels policy on U.S. agribusiness stock prices.

On Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages to Combat the Obesity Problem

This paper discusses the problem of obesity related to the consumption of non-alcholic beverages in the United States of America.

The Effects of a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax: Consumption, Calorie Intake, Obesity, and Tax Burden by Income

This research examined the impacts of a hypothetical 20 percent effective tax rate on beverage consumption, to address the obesity-caused health and economic burden.

The Influence of Endogenous Nutrition Knowledge on Consumers? Willingness-To-Pay for Grass-Fed Beef

Using grass-fed beef as a vehicle, this paper investigates the impacts of consumers’ nutrition knowledge on their willingness to pay by accommodating the endogeneity problem using instrumental variable approach.

Risk Classification in Animal Disease Prevention: Who Benefits from Differentiated Policy?

The authors examine how differently pig farms may contribute to the societal costs of an animal disease outbreak, how valuable this information is to different stakeholders, and how it can be used to target risk management measures.

Westland/Hallmark: 2008 Beef Recall; A Case Study by The Food Industry Center

A Humane Society video, made secretly at the Westland/Hallmark plant in late 2007 and released in early 2008, led to the recall of 143 million pounds of beef.

LL601 Contamination and Its Impact on U.S. Rice Prices

LL601 is a genetically modified rice variety and unapproved for commercial use. Its presence was found in commercial shipments of U.S. rice in 2006.

Comfirmatory Bias under Food-Borne Risk: A Lab Experiment

An experiment was conducted to investigate the interaction between consumers’ past eating behaviors, risk perceptions and future information processing procedure.

Applying biotechnology in a safe and responsible manner

The purpose of this policy brief is primarily to enhance understanding of the objectives, scope and provisions of the Biosafety Bill, 2007, published by Kenya’s Ministry of Science and Technology.