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Genetically Modified Products in Lithuania: Situational Analysis and Consumers’ Attitudes

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  • Dainora Grundey

    () (Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania)

  • Indre Rimkiene

    (Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Lithuania)

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The paper analyses the genetically modified organism products (GMP) in relation to genetically modified organisms (GMO) from two perspectives: 1) from the theoretical standpoint, discussing the GMO and GMP trade conditions and 2) from the practical perspective, namely analysing the availability of GMP in the Lithuanian market. With the growing of genetically modified products (GMP) levels, it becomes important to examine the situation of genetically modified products. According to various studies on Lithuanian public opinion on genetic modification, genetically modified organisms and their products, we can provide for the future of GMOs in the Lithuanian market. Although there are different opinions about genetically modified products not only in Lithuania, but also throughout the world, the level of development in this area increases every year. This is one of the reasons for which it is necessary to know and explore the Lithuanian population, as the buyer of the genetically modified products, and to examine the Lithuanian market of these products. Although the market is limited for these products, it is still very important to know as much as possible about genetically modified organisms and their effects on humans and the environment, and the future of the people, as consumers have their own opinion about them.

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  • Dainora Grundey & Indre Rimkiene, 2012. "Genetically Modified Products in Lithuania: Situational Analysis and Consumers’ Attitudes," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 14(31), pages 230-245, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:14:y:2012:i:31:p:230-245
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    Keywords

    genetically modified organisms (GMO); genetically modified foods and products (GMP); agriculture in international trade; consumers’ attitude; Lithuania;

    JEL classification:

    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies

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