alexa Chinese Consumers' Attitude towards Genetically Modified Foods-Taking Genetically Modified Soybean Oil as an Example
ISSN: 2157-7110

Journal of Food Processing & Technology
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Research Article

Chinese Consumers' Attitude towards Genetically Modified Foods-Taking Genetically Modified Soybean Oil as an Example

Ming Xia*

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China

*Corresponding Author:
Ming Xia
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, ZhejiangChinese Medical University
Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: June 30, 2014;; Accepted date: October 24, 2014; Published date: October 31, 2014

Citation: Xia M (2014) Chinese Consumers’ Attitude towards Genetically Modified Foods-Taking Genetically Modified Soybean Oil as an Example. J Food Process Technol 5:391. doi:10.4172/2157-7110.1000391

Copyright: © 2014 Xia M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



China is the largest importing country of Genetically Modified (GM) soybean produced in the USA. Oil made from the GM soybean is the main edible oil for Chinese consumers. Chinese traditional culture does not against the GM food, but since 2013, some celebrities has taken a public stand against GM food, and following these celebrities, Chinese consumers has showed diverse attitude toward GM food. This study investigated Chinese consumers’ attitude toward edible oil made from GM soybean based on a survey conducted in Hangzhou China. The findings revealed that most Chinese consumers generally hold positive or neutral attitude toward GM soybean oil, and rarely have sufficient biological knowledge. Respondents’ age and educational background do not correlate to their acceptance of GM soybean oil. Income level is the most important factor influencing Chinese consumers’ acceptance. The growth of Chinese consumers’ income and negative publicity from social media might cause Chinese consumers’ attitude toward GM soybean oil more conservative in the future. The promotion of GM soybean oil in China will be more difficult and challengeable.


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