Research on Dimensions of Risk Perception of Genetically Modified Food by Consumers
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2016, Pages: 113-116
Received: Jul. 10, 2016;
Published: Jul. 11, 2016
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Zeng Zhi, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing, China
Xiang Gaoyue, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing, China
Zheng Shichen, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing, China
Shen Yongjian, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing, China
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Currently, the researches and development about transgenosis are witnessing a strong momentum across the world, and its industrialization enjoys rapid development as well. Moreover, in China, developing transgenosis also serves as a crucial strategic decision for the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and State Council. Sufficient evidences have shown that genetically modified food (GMF) is safe, but risk perception of GMF by consumers turns out an important factor that influences its commercialization. Adopting the method of questionnaire survey and taking GMF as research object, this paper discusses the dimensions of consumer risk perception, including health risk, function risk, socio-psychological risk, economic risk and time risk, and finds out that consumers pay more attention to the health risk and economic risk of GMF.
Genetically Modified Food, Risk Perception, Dimension
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Research on Dimensions of Risk Perception of Genetically Modified Food by Consumers, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences.
Vol. 5, No. 4,
2016, pp. 113-116.
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