Consumer Attitudes Toward GM Fish: Industry and Policy Implications

B. Bennett and G. D'Souza (USA)


GM foods, aquaculture, consumer preferences, United States, and policy


Genetic modification (GM) is a rapidly growing technology that can improve productivity and profitability; however, consumer acceptance, particularly as it relates to fish and seafood, is unknown. A statistical analysis of data from a survey of 800 random US households reveals that older, high income, non African American males are more likely to consume GM fish and seafood. The results can contribute to our understanding of GM fish and seafood consumption decisions and be used to derive marketing strategies and in policy formulation.

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