A comparative study of food values between the United States and Norway

Claudia Bazzani, Geir W. Gustavsen, Rodolfo M. Nayga, Kyrre Rickertsen

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We compare the food values in the USA and Norway using the best-worst scaling approach. The food values examined are aimed at capturing the main issues related to food consumption such as naturalness, taste, price, safety, convenience, nutrition, novelty, origin, fairness, appearance, environmental impact and animal welfare. Results show that respondents in both countries have mostly similar food values, with safety being the most important value; while convenience and novelty are the least important values. Specifically, US respondents consider price more important and naturalness less important than Norwegian respondents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-272
Number of pages34
JournalEuropean Review of Agricultural Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Norway
  • USA
  • best-worst scaling
  • consumer preference
  • food values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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