Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Knowledge database on the different research results concerning consumer behaviour

Within the framework of NovelQ project an extensive research on scientific literature on consumer acceptance of novel technologies (genetic modification, high pressure treatment, food irradiation, pulsed electric field treatment) was conducted in online databases, in Science Direct, Blackwell-Synergy Publishing, Emerald Publisher, Nature Biotechnology and Agbioforum. The aim of the establishment of the searchable knowledge database is to provide information on results of earlier and recently finished research investigating the attitude and behaviour of the consumers with different socio-demographic background towards NP (novel processing) technologies and NP products and generating conclusions to forecast and handle consumers' reactions to NP products.

118 articles from 57 scientific journals were collected systematically and elaborated electronically. The database contains solely first full publications which appeared in scientific papers. In the database there are 95 articles about consumer perception of genetic modification, 22 articles about irradiation, 4 articles about high pressure treatment and 1 about pulsed electric field treatment derived from 239 authors. The database contains results from the whole word, 47 publications from America, 1 from Africa, 61 from Europe, 8 from Australia, 11 from Asia. There are articles from year 1987 to 2006.
The elaboration of the articles was based on 24 parameters. From every publication, the following information were recorded: Authors, Title, Publication date, Studied technology, Data collection process, Data analysing process, Place/location of the survey, Respondents, Studied products, Data collection process, Dates analysing process/valuation method, Information provided about the technology to the consumers, Results about the acceptance, Results about clusters, Results about conjoint, Results about knowledge, Results in general, Results about socio-demographic factors, Results about labelling, Results about trust and Conclusions.

The searching engine/system of Access database was developed in order to utilize easily and effectively this enormous quantity of data collected and recorded. It is possible to search in the database by several parameters with many key words and to list the whole content in different ways.

Reported by

Central Food Research Institute
See on map


Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top