ERA

Download the full-sized PDF of Canadian Consumers’ Preferences for Food Products Produced By Novel TechnologiesDownload the full-sized PDF

Analytics

Share

Permanent link (DOI): https://doi.org/10.7939/R38Q3Q

Download

Export to: EndNote  |  Zotero  |  Mendeley

Communities

This file is in the following communities:

Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of

Collections

This file is in the following collections:

Theses and Dissertations

Canadian Consumers’ Preferences for Food Products Produced By Novel Technologies Open Access

Descriptions

Other title
Subject/Keyword
Genomics
Nanotechnology
Canadian Preferences
Consumers' Attitudes
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Hosseini Matin, Anahita
Supervisor and department
Ellen Goddard (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
Examining committee member and department
Vic Adamowicz (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
Graham Plastow (Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science)
Department
Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
Specialization
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Date accepted
2014-06-03T10:37:11Z
Graduation date
2014-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This research examines the applications of novel technologies (nanotechnology and genomics) and the public’s purchasing intentions in the Canadian food industry (national online surveys). Canadian consumers’ preferences and their willingness to pay for four hypothetical products treated with two novel technologies are examined: juice produced with two nanotechnology applications, pork chops and steak which are produced from pigs and cattle bred using genomic information. The respondents were asked to answer a series of stated preference questions to determine their preferences for a specific product produced by means of either of the novel technologies. The choice experiment analysis suggests that a Canadian representative consumer chooses the attributes of higher functionality in the products (e.g. nutrition enhancement, UV-light protection bottle, less disease susceptibility, more feed efficiency) with no novel technology involved. Socio-demographic variables such as trust, levels of education and income, self-assessed extent of knowledge about scientific developments, belief in science and technology advances, having children under 18 in the household, familiarity with nanotechnology prior to survey, and pro-animal welfare attitudes also affect consumers’ preferences regarding the livestock products and their production technologies.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R38Q3Q
Rights
Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
Citation for previous publication

File Details

Date Uploaded
Date Modified
2015-01-08T08:04:26.699+00:00
Audit Status
Audits have not yet been run on this file.
Characterization
File format: pdf (PDF/A)
Mime type: application/pdf
File size: 4674648
Last modified: 2015:10:12 13:37:20-06:00
Filename: Hosseini Matin_Anahita_201405_MSc.pdf
Original checksum: 50bb71e56ef3818c22b43eb1d05cb50e
Activity of users you follow
User Activity Date