The Influences of consumer attitudes and perceptions about pesticides and produce quality on technology transfer

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Edward en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Jacobs, James en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Domoy, Frances en_US
dc.contributor.author Pool, William McLaren
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-13T17:11:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-13T17:11:09Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/12336
dc.description.abstract Consumers have expressed concern about the human health and environmental consequences resulting from the use of agrichemicals by growers to produce food. This paper reports the results of a 1995 survey of consumer attitudes and perceptions about pesticides and fresh fruit and vegetable quality. While there is widespread concern about the human health hazards presented by pesticide residues in food at the time of consumption, this survey population reports greater consumer concern about environmental contamination from agrichemical use. Once familiar with the process of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the respondents of this survey indicate they would prefer to purchase fruits and vegetables grown with IPM practices, would accept blemished fruits and vegetables in exchange for reduced chemical applications and would pay more for fruits and vegetables grown with fewer chemical applications. Additionally, the results of a partnership between local growers, a food retailer and a land-grant university with the goal of encouraging local growers to adopt IPM practices in fresh market production are presented. Results of an informal survey conducted in 1995 at a local grocery store document strong support for IPM once consumers understand the attributes of IPM. Recommendations for an IPM education program for employees and consumers are given. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Food market en_US
dc.subject.lcc TX571.P4 P66 1996
dc.subject.lcsh Pesticide residues in food
dc.subject.lcsh Pesticides--Health aspects--Public opinion
dc.subject.lcsh Pesticides--Environmental aspects--Public opinion
dc.subject.lcsh Food--Quality
dc.subject.lcsh Consumers--Attitudes
dc.title The Influences of consumer attitudes and perceptions about pesticides and produce quality on technology transfer en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Applied Science and Technology en_US
dc.description.department Department of Hospitality and Service Management en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Marecki, Richard

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