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Articles by Osman Kilic
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  Osman Kilic and Isil Alkan
  Although hazelnut is cultivated in many countries around the world, the number of countries producing hazelnut in international trade scale is limited. The major producer and exporter countries are Turkey, Italy, USA and Spain. Other producer countries are not at a producing level that can affect the world hazelnut markets. Turkey, having 67% of the world hazelnut production, is a pioneer country in hazelnut cultivation. The quantity of hazelnut production has shown a rapid increase over the years in Turkey and as a result, supply surplus product has appeared in certain years especially after 1980. In recent years, competition among countries has increased due to supply surplus of hazelnut in the world. This situation has led the countries, such as Turkey, to develop policies in topics like low-cost production, elevating the number of hazelnut crops and production of high quality hazelnut suitable to processing industry.
  Gamze Aydin and Osman Kilic
  The objective of this research is to determine what factors affect the food safety awareness of consumers in Samsun Province, an urban area in Turkey. In this study, food safety awareness levels were divided into three types: low, medium and high. Survey data from 384 consumers was analyzed with the Ordered Probit Model. The results indicate that socioeconomic variables (gender, education level and household income) and behavioral variables (consumption of organic food versus genetically modified food) have a considerable effect on consumers’ awareness of food safety. The results indicate that the probability of having a high level of awareness increases by about 26% with a 1 year increase in the length of consumers’ education. Moreover, it was found that women were more cognizant of food safety issues than men. Consequently, for firms developing marketing strategies and for public institutions increasing awareness-raising efforts, targeting male consumers who typically have lower conscious levels is critically important.
 
 
 
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