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Cover for Consumer acceptance of genetically modified foods.

This book, with 18 chapters divided into 5 parts, provides a compilation of recent studies on consumer acceptance of genetically modified foods. These studies utilized different methods and evidence and the volume is organized to reflect this. The chapters in this volume find substantial diversity...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Santaniello, V.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Estimates of willingness to pay a premium for non-GM foods: a survey.

The objectives of this chapter are: to determine what factors influence consumers' risk perceptions towards genetically modified (GM) foods; to determine the profile for the individual who is likely to pay a premium for certified non-GM foods; and to estimate the demand for non-GM foods. Data...

Author(s)
Mendenhall, C. A.; Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The evolving GMO food trade policy debate: towards a global regulatory regime?

This chapter first examines the current US and European regulatory regimes for genetically modified organisms (GMO), and then examines how international agreement might best be achieved. The GMO food debate is discussed in a multilateral context.

Author(s)
Katz, P.; Macdonald, P.; Mackenzie, G.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Identity preservation, segregation and traceability: marketplace features and uses.

This chapter examines presents concepts on identity preservation, segregation and traceability of genetically modified (GM) food products (particularly from transgenic plants). The topics discussed include: definitions of product differentiation; identity preserved production and marketing;...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for EU traceability and the US soybean sector.

This chapter investigates the potential cost of complying with the proposed European Union (EU) traceability requirements as they pertain to transgenic soyabean. The topics discussed include: EU labelling and traceability regulations; assessing the costs of traceability; adaptation and cost...

Author(s)
Price, G. K.; Kuchler, F.; Krissoff, B.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Attitudes towards GM food in Colombia.

This paper makes an initial examination of consumer attitudes in Colombia toward GM food. It follows on from research previously conducted in the USA and Irish Republic. First, the methods are briefly described and some characteristics of the sample population are noted. Second, some general...

Author(s)
Pachico, D.; Wolf, M. M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Factors explaining opposition to GMOs in France and the rest of Europe.

This paper provides comparative data from a number of countries and documents the trends towards more suspicion and concerns regarding GM foods in many countries. Suspicion is related to food safety risk and to environmental risk. European consumers are more concerned than US consumers,...

Author(s)
Bonny, S.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Science and regulation: assessing the impacts of incomplete institutions and information in the global agricultural biotechnology industry.

This chapter outlines some of the economic, regulatory and social costs of incomplete information in the agricultural biotechnology sector. It first looks at the consumer attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) products. It then presents 2 incomplete and contentious scientific experiments (Dr....

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Quantifying scientific risk communications of agrobiotechnology.

In this chapter, published knowledge of the associated food safety risks of genetically modified (GM) foods is quantified. Content analysis is used to systematically analyse the content of scientific journals with respect to food safety in general, and the safety of biotechnology products in...

Author(s)
Marks, L. A.; Mooney, S.; Kalaitzandonakes, N.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Time series analysis of risk frames in media communication of agrobiotechnology.

This chapter analyses mass media coverage of agrobiotechnology in a risk communication framework using content analysis. Coverage in US and UK newspapers over the period 1990-99 is analysed. In particular, the chapter examines how environmental and food safety risks and benefits have been...

Author(s)
Marks, L. A.; Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Allison, K.; Zakharova, L.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter

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