Farmers Markets and Food‐Borne Illness*

  title={Farmers Markets and Food‐Borne Illness*},
  author={Marc F. Bellemare and Ngoc Jenny Nguyen},
  journal={American Journal of Agricultural Economics},
&NA; Using longitudinal administrative data on all U.S. states and the District of Columbia for the years 2004, 2006, and 2008–2013, we study the relationship between farmers markets and food‐borne illness. We find a positive relationship between the number of farmers markets per million individuals and the number per million of reported (i) total outbreaks and cases of food‐borne illness, (ii) outbreaks and cases of norovirus, and (iii) outbreaks of campylobacter in the average state‐year. Our… 

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