ABSTRACT:With the sustaining growth of world’s population ,inadequate food supply, food crisis occurs frequently, the rapid development of biotechnology,so many appearances of genetically modified foods, food safety issues frequently exposed, public awareness of food safety enhanced ,genetically modified foods will irreversibly trend into people's dining table, get into people's daily life, according to questionnaire based on consumer feedback, obtaining Wuxi consumers’ awareness of genetically modified foods and their willingness to factors that influences the future of genetically modified food industry to predict the prospects for development in the the Wuxi region and the Yangtze River Delta region. I Also hope this article should enable consumers to have a clear cognition of GM foods, a better understanding of genetically modified foods.
This paper describes the background of genetically modified food research,firstly, some introduction has been done about the genetically modified food from the conceptual categories , after the introduction of genetically modified foods consumer’s attitudes of domestic and foreign research , analyzing the affect factors of consumers under current situation . through the locally research in the Wuxi area , advertising, prices, and other factors affecting the degree of cognitive analysis, research results show that the consumer’s awareness level of genetically modified foods in Wuxi is generally not high, but gender differences are significant, while the transgenic prospects for the development of food industry, most consumers expressed their support and optimistic attitude that genetically modified food industry has great development potential and prospects.
Keyword:genetically modified foods;consumers; influencing factors;prospects...