A random sample of agricultural producers from North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin is used to examine producers’ decisions to use or not use genetically modified organisms. Using the rational choice theoretical framework to guide analyses, the associations between proportion of genetically modified corn acres grown by agricultural producers and perceived cost, perceived risk, and perceived benefit. Results indicated that 1) perceived cost was significantly, negatively associated with proportion of GM corn acres planted; 2) perceived risk was significantly, negatively associated with proportion of GM corn acres planted; and 3) perceived benefit was significantly, positively associated with proportion GM corn acres planted.
Lawson, Michael E.; Hess, Donna A.; and Hirai, Satoko
"Agricultural Producers’ Use of Genetically Modified Organisms,"
Great Plains Sociologist: Vol. 18:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/greatplainssociologist/vol18/iss1/5