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

Theodore Varzakas, Theofilos Tzanidis

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Abstract

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.
Pages204–210
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-384953-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2015

Keywords

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

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    Varzakas, T., & Tzanidis, T. (2015). Genetically modified foods: risk assessment, legislation, consumer behavior, and ethics. In B. Caballero, P. M. Finglas, & F. Toldrá (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Food and Health (pp. 204–210). Elsevier B.V.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-384947-2.00348-2