Public perceptions of the potential hazards associated with food production and food consumption: an empirical study.

@article{Sparks1994PublicPO,
  title={Public perceptions of the potential hazards associated with food production and food consumption: an empirical study.},
  author={Patricial Sparks and Richard Shepherd},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={1994},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={799-806}
}
Although public perceptions of food-related hazards receive much media comment and debate, the research literature on such perceptions is sparse and piecemeal. In the reported study, 216 people completed a questionnaire relating to their perceptions of the "risk characteristics" of potential hazards associated with various aspects of food production and food consumption. Responses were examined via principal-components analysis to obtain a structural representation of risk perception of the… CONTINUE READING

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