Does Physical Activity Influence Consumer Acceptance of Gene Edited Food? Academic Article uri icon


  • Consumer acceptance of new and emerging food production technologies is tied to their understanding of costs and benefits of the product. Advances in bioengineering not only provide direct nutritional benefits to the consumer, but also environmental benefits that improve sustainability. Improved consumer understanding of the benefits of innovative bioengineered food products can aid in the adoption process. We track participants’ physical activity level to determine whether this trait impacts willingness to pay for bioengineered foods. Additionally, we determine whether consumers are willing to pay a premium for gene edited food relative to genetically modified food. The results indicate that there is no link between physical activity and willingness to pay for genetically edited food. Additional results suggest that there is a premium among Asian and other respondents but not by gender.

published proceedings

  • Sustainability

altmetric score

  • 2.2

author list (cited authors)

  • Pruitt, J. R., Melton, K. M., & Palma, M. A.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Pruitt, J Ross||Melton, Kaitlyn M||Palma, Marco A

publication date

  • July 2021