Evidence for Absolute Moral Opposition to Genetically Modified Food in the United States

  title={Evidence for Absolute Moral Opposition to Genetically Modified Food in the United States},
  author={Sydney E. Scott and Yoel Inbar and Paul Rozin},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={315 - 324}
Public opposition to genetic modification (GM) technology in the food domain is widespread (Frewer et al., 2013). In a survey of U.S. residents representative of the population on gender, age, and income, 64% opposed GM, and 71% of GM opponents (45% of the entire sample) were “absolutely” opposed—that is, they agreed that GM should be prohibited no matter the risks and benefits. “Absolutist” opponents were more disgust sensitive in general and more disgusted by the consumption of genetically… 

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