Genetically Modified Foods: Bibliometric Analysis on Consumer Perception and Preference
Sendhil R, Joan Nyika, Sheel Yadav, Joby Mackolil, Rama Prashat G, Endashaw Workie, Raja Ragupathy & P. Ramasundaram (2022) Genetically modified foods: bibliometric analysis on consumer perception and preference, GM Crops & Food, 13:1, 65-85, DOI: 10.1080/21645698.2022.2038525
22 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2021 Last revised: 11 Apr 2022
Date Written: July 8, 2021
In this study, we present the bibliometric trends emerging from research outputs on consumer perception and preference for genetically modified (GM) foods and policy prescriptions for enabling the consumption using VOSviewer visualization software. Consumers’ positive response is largely influenced by the decision of the governments to ban or approve the GM crops cultivation. Similarly, the public support increases when the potential benefits of the technology are well articulated, consumption increases with a price discount, people’s trust on the government and belief in science increases with a positive influence by the media. Europe and the USA are the first region and country, respectively, in terms of the number of active institutions per research output, per-capita GDP publication and citations. We suggest research-, agri-food industries-, and society oriented policies to be implemented by the stakeholders to ensure the safety of GM foods, encourage consumer-based studies, and increase public awareness toward these food products.
Keywords: Bibliometric analysis, Consumer perception, Consumer preferences, GMOs, GM food, Industry implications, Policy imperatives, Future research thrust.
JEL Classification: D11, D12, D18, L66, Q18
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