Nutrition & Food Science: Volume 46 Issue 5


Table of contents - Special Issue: Consumer perspectives of GMO

Guest Editors: Flavio Boccia

Deforming mirrors converting GMOs into smog

Roberto Defez

The debate around the use and study of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is so complex that frequently people miss that the outcome of some political/social/economic decisions…


East versus West: acceptance of GM foods by European and Asian consumers

Radhika Bongoni

Contemporary business is rather global. Food imports and exports are expanding beyond borders to meet increasing domestic and international food and consumer demands. Genetically…

Consumer perception: an analysis on second generation genetically modified foods

Flavio Boccia

Genetically modified (GM) food consumption causes discussions among consumers. So, the present research is aimed to study the hypothetical consumption of a particular kind of GM…


To eat or not to eat? The case of genetically modified (GM) food

George Vlontzos, Marrie Noelle Duquenne

Since the moment genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically modified (GM) foods first came into the market, there has been a continuous debate between those who are…


GMOs and the issue of coexistence in Italy

Daniela Covino

The aim of this paper is to analyze the use of genetically modified organisms in the agricultural sector, the way in which the issue of transgenic foods is regulated into European…

Hydroponics: potential for augmenting sustainable food production in non-arable regions

Chenin Treftz, Stanley T. Omaye

The purpose of this review of the literature is to provide readers a foundation of understanding whereby future research can move forward in the quest for global sustainable food…


Italian companies’ attitude towards GM crops

Virginia Sarno, Rosa Malgeri Manzo

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a consolidated reality. While consumers are opposed to the introduction of GMOs in Italy, little or nothing is known about the companies’…

A structural equation model for the analysis of genetically modified foods consumption: A case study

Pasquale Sarnacchiaro, Roberta Di Gennaro, Raffaela Palma

The spread of genetically modified (GM) foodstuffs is related to consumer scepticism in Europe, and particularly in Italy. Consumer scepticism in turn depends on the low level of…


A multidisciplinary research agenda for the acceptance of Golden Rice

Radhika Bongoni, Soutrik Basu

The world is facing serious global food security challenges such as the need for sufficient food for a growing population and an exponential growth in nutrient deficiency…

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