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On Food Companies Liability for Obesity

Bénédicte Coestier, Estelle Gozlan and Stéphan Marette.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

February 2005; p ublished online February 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Economics of Health; Tort Law. 8180 words.

The U.S. food industry faces tobacco-style lawsuits for providing misleading information about health risks linked to the consumption of fatty products. This article investigates the link...

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Optimal Sharing of Foodborne Illness Prevention between Consumers and Industry: The Effect of Regulation and Liability

Brian Roe.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2004; p ublished online May 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Tort Law; Agricultural Economics. 9231 words.

Consumers and the food industry can both prevent foodborne illness. Two questions are explored: what is the socially optimal level of preventative effort by each and can tort and regulatory...

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