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ASPECTS ON CONSUMERS ATTITUDE TOWARD GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS AMONG YOUTH

Sarbu Alexandrina () and Iordache Carmen-Maria
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Sarbu Alexandrina: "Constantin Brancoveanu" University, FMMAE Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
Iordache Carmen-Maria: "Constantin Brancoveanu" University, FMMAE Ramnicu Valcea, Romania

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Alexandrina Sirbu

Management Strategies Journal, 2014, vol. 26, issue 4, 741-747

Abstract: Advances in food biotechnology and food science in the early 1990s have opened the gates of new markets for genetically modified foods. A broad dispute over the use of foods derived from genetically modified organisms and other uses of genetic engineering in food production in terms of key scientific researches, their impact on health and eco-systems, food safety and food security, labelling and regulations, traceability is still lasting. Beside the scientifically, technical, ethical and regulators arguments, the economical aspects of the genetically modified food market is influenced by the social acceptance of it. Consumers' perception and their attitudes are different and depending on many factors. A survey of youth as undergraduate students of Constantin Brancoveanu University from Romania revealed certain differences in attitudes regarding the genetically modified foods that may be partially explained by the consumers' information. Referring the consumer behaviour, this study showed rather a tacit attitude of acceptance of the genetically modified food goods than a vehement rejection.

Keywords: GMOs; consumer behaviour; genetically modified foods; consumer attitude; youth; food consumption. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M39 P36 Q19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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