HEALTH VALUE IN FOOD SAFETY SURVEILLANCE INITIATIVES

Recognizing the increasing concern about the potential health effects of genetically modified foods, this research provides a framework for economic value of monitoring genetically modified food for their potential long-term human health effects. This is with the view of helping policy makers improve resource allocation decisions in the face of competing public health initiatives. Using a hypothetical population exposed to a hypothetical product, we estimate the health value associated with a post-market surveillance initiative. The analysis indicate that the principal challenge confronting decision makers in the implementation of post-market surveillance initiatives is prioritising products for monitoring given the uncertainty associated with outcomes and effects.


Issue Date:
2003
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/35225
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/35225
Total Pages:
19
Series Statement:
Selected Paper




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