Beliefs about genetically modified foods : a qualitative and quantitative exploration

Lea, Emma 2005, Beliefs about genetically modified foods : a qualitative and quantitative exploration, Ecology of food and nutrition, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 437-454, doi: 10.1080/03670240500348789.

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Title Beliefs about genetically modified foods : a qualitative and quantitative exploration
Author(s) Lea, Emma
Journal name Ecology of food and nutrition
Volume number 44
Issue number 6
Start page 437
End page 454
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc.
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2005-11
ISSN 0367-0244
Keyword(s) genetically modified foods
focus group
Summary This study is aimed to examine consumers' beliefs about genetically modified foods. Ten focus group interviews of community members and a random questionnaire-based mail survey of 500 Australian (Victorian) adults were conducted (58% response). Participants were generally negative about genetically modified foods, with concerns being raised about them being unnatural, difficult to identify, and having unknown long-term health and environmental effects. Many participants were unaware of or disagreed with the benefits of genetically modified foods that are promoted by its advocates and there were some misconceptions present. These findings provide information for both advocates and opponents of genetically modified foods and a basis for future larger-scale research.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/03670240500348789
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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