Genetically modification and consumers in Turkey -Turkish urban consumers' awareness toward Genetically Modified Organisms and Foods

Kaya I. H. , Konar N. , Poyrazoglu E. S. , Artik N.

ANKARA UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.60, sa.3, ss.213-220, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1501/vetfak_0000002581
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.213-220


The present study, which is a first because it has a quality and design reflecting urbanite consumers across Turkey, was conducted by using face-to-face interview technique with consumers specified through random sampling method (n=1222) layered in homes and offices. An investigation was conducted to determine awareness of genetic modification and genetically modified (GM) foods of urbanite consumers in Turkey with a sampling error margin of 2.83% and the obtained data were examined by considering socioeconomic status (SES), age and gender refractions. It was determined that consumers (42.7%), who believed that all foods made available for their consumption could be GM food, do not want to consume these foods (83.6%) and their essential consideration is obesity (69.1%). Although consumers' awareness generally does not vary between age and gender groups, variations were observed based on SES groups. In general, it was concluded that urbanite consumers were inside information pollution and chaos about the matter.