Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Consumer Attitudes towards Genetically Modified Foods in Emerging Markets: The Impact of Labeling in Taiwan

Contents:

Author Info

  • Ganiere, Pierre
  • Chern, Wen S.
  • Hahn, David E.
  • Chiang, Fu-Sung
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    In 2001, Taiwan enacted a law for genetically modified food (GM foods) labeling. Beginning January 1st 2003, food containing more than 5% of GM ingredients must be labeled. Taiwan imports most of its soybeans from the United States. In order to assess the effects of the new policy, a telephone survey was conducted in 2002. A total of 257 interviews were completed. A typology of consumers' attitudes towards GM foods is constructed from the use of a multiple correspondence analysis and a classification method. Four profiles are identified: proponents, 52%, moderate opponents, 32.5%, extreme opponents, 12.5%, and those with no opinion, 5.5%.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://purl.umn.edu/8150
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA) in its journal International Food and Agribusiness Management Review.

    Volume (Year): 07 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 03 ()
    Pages:

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:ags:ifaamr:8150

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: 1511 15th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, USA
    Phone: 1 (202) 429-1610
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.ifama.org
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Genetically modified food; Consumer attitudes; Taiwan; Telephone survey; Consumer/Household Economics;

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. W. J. Florkowski & A. H. Elnagheeb & C. L. Huang, 1998. "Risk perception and new food production technologies," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 5(2), pages 69-73.
    2. Rousu, Matthew & Huffman, Wallace & Shogren, Jason F. & Tegene, Abebayehu, 2002. "The Value of Verifiable Information in a Controversial Market: Evidence from Lab Auctions of Genetically Modified Food," Staff General Research Papers 10009, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    3. Michael Greenacre, 2008. "Correspondence analysis of raw data," Economics Working Papers 1112, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised Jul 2009.
    4. Hallman, William K. & Metcalfe, Jennifer, 1994. "Public Perceptions Of Agricultural Biotechnology: A Survey Of New Jersey Residents," Working Papers 18170, Rutgers University, Food Policy Institute.
    5. Michael Greenacre & Rafael Pardo, 2006. "Subset Correspondence Analysis," Sociological Methods & Research, , vol. 35(2), pages 193-218, November.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Kleijnen, Mirella & Lee, Nick & Wetzels, Martin, 2009. "An exploration of consumer resistance to innovation and its antecedents," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 30(3), pages 344-357, June.

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:ifaamr:8150. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.