Reasons consumers avoid GM foods in the U.S. 2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the reasons that consumers in the United States avoid foods that have been genetically modified/bioengineered as of 2018. During the survey, an 85 percent share of respondents claimed that they avoid GM/BE foods because of human health concerns.

Reasons why consumers avoid foods that have been genetically modified/bioengineered (BE) in the U.S. as of 2018*

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Sources

Release date

June 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 18 to 27, 2018

Number of respondents

476 respondents

Age group

18-80 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Why do you avoid BE foods?"
* Share of U.S. consumers who avoid genetically modified (GM)/bioengineered (BE) foods.

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