Understanding the Factors Influencing Attitudes Toward Genetically Modified Rice

Latifah Amin, Hasrizul Hashim

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Abstract

Previous studies have shown that consumer acceptance of genetically modified (GM) food is driven by many factors such as moral aspects, specific risk-benefit perception, and religious judgement. The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors influencing attitudes toward GM rice by the Malaysian public. A survey was carried out on 509 respondents consisting of various stakeholder groups in the Klang Valley region of Malaysia. Results of the study have confirmed that the most important direct predictor of attitudes to GM rice is the perceived benefit and religious acceptance. Attitudes toward GM rice also involve the interplay of other factors such as engagement with biotechnology, confidence in the key players, attitudes to technology, attitudes to nature, religiosity, perceived risk, and perceived moral concern, confirming that public perception toward the products resulting from genetic engineering, such as GM rice, should be seen as a multifaceted process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenetically Modified Organisms in Food: Production, Safety, Regulation and Public Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages75-85
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780128022597, 9780128025307
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2015

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Genetic engineering
rice
Biotechnology
Genetically Modified Food
genetically modified foods
risk perception
Genetic Engineering
consumer acceptance
Malaysia
genetic engineering
stakeholders
biotechnology
valleys
Oryza
Technology
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Factors influencing
  • Genetically modified rice
  • Malaysia
  • Perceived benefits
  • Religious acceptance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Amin, L., & Hashim, H. (2015). Understanding the Factors Influencing Attitudes Toward Genetically Modified Rice. In Genetically Modified Organisms in Food: Production, Safety, Regulation and Public Health (pp. 75-85). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978012802259700008-7

Understanding the Factors Influencing Attitudes Toward Genetically Modified Rice. / Amin, Latifah; Hashim, Hasrizul.

Genetically Modified Organisms in Food: Production, Safety, Regulation and Public Health. Elsevier Inc., 2015. p. 75-85.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Amin, L & Hashim, H 2015, Understanding the Factors Influencing Attitudes Toward Genetically Modified Rice. in Genetically Modified Organisms in Food: Production, Safety, Regulation and Public Health. Elsevier Inc., pp. 75-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978012802259700008-7
Amin L, Hashim H. Understanding the Factors Influencing Attitudes Toward Genetically Modified Rice. In Genetically Modified Organisms in Food: Production, Safety, Regulation and Public Health. Elsevier Inc. 2015. p. 75-85 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978012802259700008-7
Amin, Latifah ; Hashim, Hasrizul. / Understanding the Factors Influencing Attitudes Toward Genetically Modified Rice. Genetically Modified Organisms in Food: Production, Safety, Regulation and Public Health. Elsevier Inc., 2015. pp. 75-85
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