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U.S. Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Biotechnology


  • Medina, Carolina
  • House, Lisa
  • Schmidt, David B.
  • Lusk, Jayson L.
  • Toner, Cheryl


This study examines consumer attitudes in the U.S. toward genetically modified food over time. Five surveys conducted by the International Food Information Council (1999 - 2001) are used to determine what factors significantly influence consumers' willingness to try food products genetically modified to reduce pesticide usage or improve taste.

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  • Medina, Carolina & House, Lisa & Schmidt, David B. & Lusk, Jayson L. & Toner, Cheryl, 2004. "U.S. Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Biotechnology," 2004 Annual Meeting, February 14-18, 2004, Tulsa, Oklahoma 34626, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaft:34626

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    1. Lusk,Jayson L. & Shogren,Jason F., 2007. "Experimental Auctions," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521671248, October.
    2. W. Bruce Traill, 2004. "Effect of information about benefits of biotechnology on consumer acceptance of genetically modified food: evidence from experimental auctions in the United States, England, and France," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 31(2), pages 179-204, June.
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    1. Ekanem, Enefiok P. & Muhammad, Safdar & Mafuyai-Ekanem, Mary & Tegegne, Fisseha & Singh, Surendra P., 2005. "Producer Biotech Food Knowledge Differences: Findings from a Three-State Survey," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 0(Number 1), pages 1-6, March.

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