The data contains responses to an interactive survey at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair (N=333), which was used to obtain measurements on food-related behavior and sociodemographic factors. The survey included a conjoint task to elicit food discard tendencies to construct the food waste proxy. The study considered cosmetic deterioration, date labels, implied shelf life, package size, and prices paid, in fresh, packaged spinach and ground beef products.
Healthy Foods, Health Lives Institute.
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