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Factors underlying support or opposition to biotechnology among Australian food consumers and implications for retailer-led food regulation

Lockie, Stewart; Lawrence, Geoff; Lyons, Kristen; Grice, Janet

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Despite current findings that consumers, on average, have negative attitudes to biotechnologies such as cloning and genetic engineering, considerable variability can be found in the direction and strength of these attitudes. This paper presents a path analysis of attitudinal, motivational, demographic and behavioural variables that influence consumer dispositions towards biotechnology. Among these variables, those found to be most important were: consumers' level of motivation to find natural...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25930
Source: Food Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2005.06.001

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