Does information change German consumers’ attitudes about genetically modified food?
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We use a choice experiment to investigate attitude heterogeneity regarding genetically modified food and how it is affected by the provision of balanced information. For the analysis, we use a generalized multinomial and a latent class logit. The consumers who are more accepting of genetic modifications are younger, less educated, and less concerned about their nutrition. The average effect of our provided information is negligible. However, the initially less opposed become slightly more opposed. Our results thus do not support the view that a lack of information drives consumer attitudes. Instead, attitudes seem to mostly reflect fundamental preferences. We discuss implications for research and policy. Show more
Journal / seriesEuropean Review of Agricultural Economics
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PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
Subjectchoice experiment; genetically modified bread; knowledge and preferences; attitudes and information
Organisational unit09564 - Finger, Robert / Finger, Robert
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Is supplemented by: https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000332960
NotesOpen Access of publisher's version thanks to a Swiss National Licence
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