Expertise, Trust, and Communication about Food Biotechnology

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Expertise, Trust, and Communication about Food Biotechnology

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[-] show simple item record Lang, John T. O'Neill, Karen M., 1959- Hallman, William K. 2008-11-26T16:27:53Z 2008-11-26T16:27:53Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation AgBioForum, 6(4) 2003: 185-190. en
dc.identifier.issn 1522-936X
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en
dc.description.abstract Experts typically presume to speak with authority about complex concerns, such as agricultural biotechnology. Research indicates, however, that the effectiveness of risk communication depends on perceptions about the trustworthiness of the institutions and experts providing information. This exploratory study investigates how experts from a range of food-associated professions and institutions perceive their own roles in communicating about biotechnology. Most of the respondents rated scientists and other experts as most likely to tell the truth about biotechnology, but many felt that members of the public were most influenced by the mass media and by critics of biotechnology. en
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by a grant provided to the Rutgers Food Policy Institute by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), under the Initiative for the Future of Agricultural Food Systems (IFAFS) grant #2002-52100-11203, Evaluating Consumer Acceptance of Food Biotechnology in the United States, Dr. William K. Hallman, Principal Investigator. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher AgBioForum en
dc.subject risk communication en
dc.subject trust en
dc.subject expert opinion en
dc.subject food biotechnology en
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural biotechnology -- Public opinion en
dc.subject.lcsh Mass media en
dc.subject.lcsh Communication in science en
dc.title Expertise, Trust, and Communication about Food Biotechnology en
dc.type Article en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Division of Applied Social Sciences. Department of Agricultural Economics. Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center. AgBioForum (Journal)
dc.relation.ispartofcollection AgBioForum, vol. 6, no. 4 (2003)

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