Keywords: genetically modified foods (GMF), biotechnology, consumer acceptance, religion, education
The effect of religion, education and income on the level of acceptance of biotechnology
Consumers' concerns about the health impacts of genetically modified foods (GMF) are perceived to be the largest threat to the future development of agricultural biotechnology. Using the results of a survey in Israel, this paper shows that more religious people have a higher tendency to oppose GMF while more educated people are more likely to accept it. Acceptance of GMF is high when it is presented in a context of choice between GMF and chemical treatments of food.