Pesticide use in tomato production: Consumer concerns and willingness‐to‐pay

Robert D. Weaver, David J. Evans, A. E. Luloff

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Consumer attitudes toward pesticide use and residues in fresh produce and tomatoes were assessed using personal interviews of shoppers in produce sections of retail grocery stores. The results indicated a lower frequency of concern for pesticide use than earlier studies and a belief in both personal and external effects of pesticide use indicating altruism may affect consumer purchases. Almost half of the respondents indicated a willingness‐to‐accept cosmetic defects in chemical pesticide residue‐free (CPRF) tomatoes. The majority of respondents indicated willingness‐to‐pay up to 10% more for CPRF tomatoes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-142
Number of pages12
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics


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