publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

Societal aspects of genetically modified foods.

K.G. Berdal; Joachim Scholderer; B. Kettlitz; V. Beekman; Lynn J. Frewer; Jesper Lassen;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2004
Abstract
This paper aims to examine some of the reasons behind public controversy associated with the introduction of genetically modified foods in Europe the 1990s. The historical background to the controversy is provided to give context. The issue of public acceptance of genetically modified foods, and indeed the emerging biosciences more generally, is considered in the context of risk perceptions and attitudes, public trust in regulatory institutions, scientists and industry, and the need to develop communication strategies that explicitly include public concerns rather than exclude them. Increased public participation has been promoted as a way of increasing trust in...
Subjects
free text keywords: HHÅ forskning, MAPP, Forbrugere, Genmodificerede fødevarer, Samfundsmæssigt aspekt, Risiko, HHÅ research, Consumers, Risk perception, Technology acceptance, Regulation, Public engagement, Genetically modified foods, gene technology, vegetable consumption, attitudes, risk, perceptions, ethics, fruit, trust, acceptance, democracy, Public participation, Public relations, business.industry, business, Scrutiny, Risk assessment, Risk analysis (business), Public trust, Risk management, Environmental resource management
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