The effect of religion, education and income on the level of acceptance of biotechnology

Amir Heiman*, David Just, David Zilberman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Consumers' concerns about the health impacts of genetically modified foods (GMF) are perceived to be the largest threat to the future development of agricultural biotechnology. Using the results of a survey in Israel, this paper shows that more religious people have a higher tendency to oppose GMF while more educated people are more likely to accept it. Acceptance of GMF is high when it is presented in a context of choice between GMF and chemical treatments of food.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)257-259
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Biotechnology
Volume3
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Biotechnology
  • Consumer's acceptance
  • Education
  • Genetically modified foods (GMF)
  • Religion

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