Public acceptance of nanotechnology foods and food packaging: the influence of affect and trust.

@article{Siegrist2007PublicAO,
  title={Public acceptance of nanotechnology foods and food packaging: the influence of affect and trust.},
  author={Michael Siegrist and Marie-Eve Cousin and Hans G Kastenholz and Arnim Wiek},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={459-66}
}
Nanotechnology is increasingly being employed in the areas of food production and packaging. Public perception will be crucial to the realization of these technological advances. We examined how lay people (N=153) perceive nanotechnology foods and nanotechnology food packaging, and we examined the factors that influence willingness to buy these products. Participants received some general information about nanotechnology, and specific information about four nanotechnology applications. Overall… CONTINUE READING