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Consumer choice: Linking consumer intentions to actual purchase of GM labeled food products.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24051512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With a mandatory labeling scheme for GM food in Europe since 2004 measuring actual consumer choice in practice has become possible. Anticipating Europeans negative attitude toward GM food, the labeling was enforced to allow consumers to make an informed choice. We studied consumers actual purchase behavior of GM food products and compared this with their attitude and behavioral intention for buying GM food. We found that despite a majority of consumers voicing a negative attitude toward GM food over 50% of our European respondents stated that they did not actively avoid the purchase of GM food and 6% actually purchased one of the few available GM labeled food products in the period between September 2006 and October 2007. Our results imply that a voiced negative attitude of consumers in responses to questionnaires about their intentions is not a reliable guide for what they actually do in supermarkets. We conclude that the assumption of a negative attitude with regard to GM food is at least in part construed.
Susanne Sleenhoff; Patricia Osseweijer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2013-09-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  GM crops & food     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2164-5701     ISO Abbreviation:  GM Crops Food     Publication Date:    2013 Jul-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-01-09     Completed Date:  2014-08-19     Revised Date:  2014-10-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101572655     Medline TA:  GM Crops Food     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Choice Behavior*
Commerce / economics*
Consumer Satisfaction*
Data Collection
Food Labeling / economics*
Food, Genetically Modified / economics*

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