Project Reports (Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology)
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- 5Goddard, Ellen
- 4Veeman, Michele M.
- 2Adamowicz, Wiktor
- 2Cash, Sean B.
- 2Nilsson, Tomas
- 2Peng, Yanning
The competitive landscape in retailing has changed over the past decade. Moreover, the degree of product differentiation has been increasing: households are able to choose between an increasing number of store brands and national brands of similar products. The value added meat market is no...
The overall purpose of our research was to improve the understanding of consumer perceptions towards the consumption of alternative meats, notably bison, elk and lamb. More specifically, the objectives were to: 1) Document the attitude and purchasing choices for three alternative meats which are...
Canadian Chicken Industry: Consumer Preferences, Industry Structure and Producer Benefits from Investment in Research and AdvertisingDownload
The Canadian chicken industry has operated under supply management since the mid-1970s. Canadian consumer preferences for chicken have grown dramatically since then possibly in response to concerns about health and the levels of fat and cholesterol in red meats. However Canadian consumers are...
The Canadian dairy industry faces a changing market environment as processors react to apparent shifts in consumers' preferences, consumers react to an altered mix of products on retail dairy shelves, and industry adjusts to potential pressures of competition and the challenge of new market...
Consumer Attitudes, Willingness to Pay and Revealed Preferences for Different Egg Production Attributes: Analysis of Canadian Egg ConsumersDownload
The Canadian egg industry has introduced a number of specialty eggs, including Omega-3, organic, free run/range, vitamin enhanced and vegetarian over the past few decades. These eggs are generally sold at prices higher than the 'normal' egg and there has been little analysis of the consumer...
This study investigates consumer attitudes toward functional foods in the context of CLA-enhanced beef products. The objectives of this study were to identify the following issues: 1) consumer awareness and attitudes towards nutrition, functional foods, and other emerging factors; 2) consumers'...
Consumer Preferences for Biopreservatives in Beef and Pork Packaging and Testing the Importance of Product OriginDownload
Recent food science research on packaging at the University of Alberta has focused on the use of biological agents (biopreservatives) to extend meat shelf life. This potential technology involves the introduction of microbial organisms into food packages to control or inhibit the growth of...
Public concern regarding food safety has emerged as a major policy issue. Chemicals and biotechnological processes are perceived as risks of food safety despite their contribution to an efficient, low cost agriculture and food industry. Increases in uses of biotechnological processes for foods...
Consumers’ attitudes to genetically modified (GM) food ingredients and their reactions to and preferences for labeling of GM food are topical issues for Canadian food policy and are the subjects of this study. This project included several components. The first of these was an assessment of...
In light of recent food safety crises and international trade concerns associated with food or animal associated diseases, traceability has once again become important in the minds of public policymakers, business decision makers, consumers and special interest groups. This study reviews studies...