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Title: THE ROLE OF SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS AND LIFESTYLE VARIABLES IN ATTITUDE AND THE DEMAND FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS
Authors: Heiman, Amir
Just, David R.
Zilberman, David
Keywords: biotechnology
consumer attitudes
diffusion
genetically modified foods
Issue Date: 2000
Abstract: Consumer resistance is a key barrier to the diffusion of genetically modified foods (GMFs). Several studies have shown that consumers in general have a negative attitude toward GMFs. Through analysis of a survey conducted in Israel, we find consumer attitudes toward GMFs to be context specific, differing based on the available alternatives. Consumers responded positively to genetically modified meats when given the alternative choice of meats produced with hormones or dyes. We also address the importance of gender, education, and being religious on the consumer's attitude toward GMFs. Both education and being religious have significant effects on attitude, while gender does not.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/14713
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 18, Number 3, Fall 2000
Total Pages: 12
Language: English
From Page: 249
To Page: 260
Collections:Volume 18, Number 3, Fall 2000

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