Genetically modified foods: risk assessment, legislation, consumer behavior, and ethics

Theodore Varzakas, Theofilos Tzanidis

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Genetically modified foods (GMFs) have been defined and emphasis has been given to legislation issues along with risk assessment. Moreover, consumer behavior has been discussed focussing on prevalent trends toward genetically modified (GM) foods in consumer behavior studies to date, attitudinal surveys, ‘willingness-to-pay’ studies, factors affecting GMF attitudes, and perceptual issues with GM food: risks and benefits. Finally, the role of ethics has been discussed along with food fears and the role of neophobia in shaping consumer attitudes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Food and Health
EditorsBenjamin Caballero, Paul M. Finglas, Fidel Toldrá
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-384953-3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2015


  • Consumer behavior
  • Ethics
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Risk assessment


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