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Public Participation Methods: A Framework for Evaluation
There is a growing call for greater public involvement in establishing science and technology policy, in line with democratic ideals. A variety of public participation procedures exist that aim toExpand
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A Typology of Public Engagement Mechanisms
Imprecise definition of key terms in the “public participation” domain have hindered the conduct of good research and militated against the development and implementation of effective participationExpand
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Evaluating Public-Participation Exercises: A Research Agenda
The concept of public participation is one of growing interest in the UK and elsewhere, with a commensurate growth in mechanisms to enable this. The merits of participation, however, are difficult toExpand
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What determines trust in information about food-related risks? Underlying psychological constructs.
Trust in risk information about food related-hazards may be an important determinant of public reactions to risk information. One of the central questions addressed by the risk communicationExpand
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Beyond the knowledge deficit: recent research into lay and expert attitudes to food risks
The paper reviews psychological and social scientific research on lay attitudes to food risks. Many experts (scientists, food producers and public health advisors) regard public unease about foodExpand
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The public and effective risk communication.
  • L. Frewer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Toxicology letters
  • 28 September 2003
Public perceptions of risk have often been dismissed on the basis of "irrationality", and have tended to be excluded from policy processes by risk assessors and managers. People's responses toExpand
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Public perceptions of agri-food applications of genetic modification - a systematic review and meta-analysis
A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted to assess research relevant to understanding consumer and societal attitudes to genetic modification applied to agri-food production. TheExpand
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The media and genetically modified foods: evidence in support of social amplification of risk.
Empirical examinations of the "social amplification of risk" framework are rare, partly because of the difficulties in predicting when conditions likely to result in amplification effects will occur.Expand
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Societal aspects of genetically modified foods.
This paper aims to examine some of the reasons behind public controversy associated with the introduction of genetically modified foods in Europe the 1990s. The historical background to theExpand
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Consumer Attitudes and Decision-Making With Regard to Genetically Engineered Food Products – A Review of the Literature and a Presentation of Models for Future Research
Few studies have to date explained consumer attitudes and purchase decisions with regard to genetically engineered food products. However, the increased marketing of genetically engineered foodExpand
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