Consumer Acceptance of Genetically Modified Foods

Consumer Acceptance of Genetically Modified Foods

By: Robert E. Evenson (editor), Vittorio Santaniello (editor)Hardback

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In recent years there have been increasing concerns about the potential health risks of genetically modified foods. Consumer perceptions vary between countries, but are probably most pronounced in Europe and least in North America. These have had a profound and controversial effect on the development of markets for GM products.This book presents a compilation of studies of consumer acceptance of GM foods. These studies utilized different methods and evidence including: price and expenditure data; experimental methods; "willingness to pay"; consumer attitudes; and economic consequences.


PART I: STUDIES UTILIZING PRICE AND EXPENDITURE DATA 1: Do Agricultural commodity prices respond to GMO bans?, J L Parcell andN G Kalaitzandonakes, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA 2: Consumer acceptance and labelling of GMOs in food products: A studyof fluid milk demand, K Kiesel, D Buschena and V Smith, Montana StateUniversity, USA 3: Consumer purchasing behaviour towards GM foods in The Netherlands,L Marks, N G Kalaitzandonakes, University of Missouri-Columbia, USAand S Vickner, University of Kentucky, USA PART II: STUDIES UTILIZING EXPERIMENTAL METHODS 4: The welfare effects of implementing mandatory GM labelling in the USA,W E Huffman, Iowa State University, USA, M Rousu, Research TrianglePark, USA, J F Shogren, University of Wyoming, USA and A Tegene,FRED, Washington, USA 5: Using simulated test marketing to examine purchase interest in foodproducts that are positioned as GMO-free, M M Wolf, A Stephens andN Pedrazzi, California Polytechnic State University, USA PART III: STUDIES UTILIZING WILLINGNESS-TO-PAY METHODS 6: Measuring the value of GM traits: The theory and practice ofwillingness-to-pay analysis, S Olubobokun and P W B Phillips, Universityof Saskatchewan, Canada 7: Willingness to pay for GM food labeling in New Zealand, W Kaye-Blake,K Bicknell and C Lamb, Lincoln University, New Zealand 8: Contingent valuation of breakfast cereals made of non-biotechingredients, W Moon and S Balasubramanian, Southern Illinois University, USA 9: A Comparative analysis of consumer acceptance of GM foods in Norwayand in the USA, W D Chern, Ohio State University, USA andK Rickertsen, Agricultural University of Norway 10: Comparing consumer responses toward GM foods in Japan and Norway, J J McCluskey, Washington State University, USA, K M Grimsrud,University of Guelph, Canada and T I Wahl, Washington StateUniversity, USA 11: Willingness to pay for GM foods: Results from a public survey in theUSA, H-Y Chen and W S Chern, Ohio State University, USA PART IV: STUDIES OF CONSUMER ACCEPTANCE 12: A Comparison of consumer attitudes towards GM food in Italy and theUSA, M M Wolf, California Polytechnic State University, USA,P Bertolini, Facolta di Economia, Italy and J Parker-Garcia, CaliforniaPolytechnic State University, USA 13: Consumer attitudes towards GM food in Ireland and the US, M M Wolf,California Polytechnic State University, USA, et al 14: Attitudes toward GM food in Colombia, D Pachico, CIAT, Colombia andM M Wolf, California Polytechnic State University, USA 15: Consumer acceptance and development perspectives of functional foodin Germany, H Dustmann and H Weindlmaier, Technische Universitat,Germany 16: Factors explaining opposition to GMOs in France and Europe, S Bonny,INRA, France PART V: STUDIES OF ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES 17: Introducing novel protein foods in the EU: Economic and environmentalimpacts, X Zhu, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, E van Ierland,and Justus Wesseler 18: Consumer attitudes towards GM foods: The modelling of preferencechanges, C P Nielsen, Danish Institute of Agricultural and FisheriesEconomics, Denmark, et al

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  • ISBN13: 9780851997476
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780851997476
  • ISBN10: 0851997473

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