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dc.contributor.authorLang, John T.
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Karen M., 1959-
dc.contributor.authorHallman, William K.
dc.date.issued2003
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en
dc.description.abstractExperts 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.sponsorshipThis 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.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 6(4) 2003: 185-190.en
dc.identifier.issn1522-936X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/205
dc.publisherAgBioForumen
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 6, no. 4 (2003)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity 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.subjectrisk communicationen
dc.subjecttrusten
dc.subjectexpert opinionen
dc.subjectfood biotechnologyen
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural biotechnology -- Public opinionen
dc.subject.lcshMass mediaen
dc.subject.lcshCommunication in scienceen
dc.titleExpertise, Trust, and Communication about Food Biotechnologyen
dc.typeArticleen


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