Factors Impacting Growers’ Adoption of Genetically Modified and Gene Edited Crops

Chengyan Yue, Yang Wang, Marie Abbey, Yufeng Lai, Corissa Marson, Alan G Smith, Carrie Stowers

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To gain insights into how genetically modified (GM) or gene edited (GE) crops’ benefits affect growers’ willingness to grow, we conducted a survey with 111 Minnesota growers. We found growers are more familiar with GM crops than GE crops. Compared to a GM or GE crop without specified benefits, growers are more willing to grow GM or GE crops that are healthier for consumers. Growers who perceive the benefits of GM or GE crops as outweighing the risks are attracted to multiple benefits, including healthier for consumers, lower production costs, higher yield, enhancing disease or pest resistance and reducing pesticides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-78
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Food Distribution Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2024

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