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GMOs

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Alexis Gildea

on 10 December 2013

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Transcript of GMOs

GMOs
Sampling Plan & Target Audience
Sampling Plan
Developed surveys with objective questions about status (student vs non student), age, gender, knowledge, opinions
Target Audience
The general public
Asked people from different areas
Students and non students
Conclusion
Non students
are
more
willing to spend the extra money for healthier foods
Females
tend to care more if "GMO" is listed on
food labels
Females also
tend to read
food labels more often than men
Age does not necessarily influence whether or not people want more public knowledge on GMOs
Most people believe there
should be

more

public info
on genetically
modified foods
Research Hypothesis
Most people are unaware of the potential health consequences of genetically modified foods.
People generally would like to be more informed of the potential health risks of genetically modified foods.
Important Factors
Health consequences
Environmental impacts
Animal welfare
Example: Frankensalmon
Lack of awareness
FDA regulations
Food labeling
Who we surveyed?
Surveyed 50 people
Gender: 44% males, 56% females
Status: 52% full-time students, 14% part-time students, 34% non students
Objective
What are GMOs?
Genetically modified organisms
Since 1995
Long-term health consequences
Why this topic?
Health conscious individuals
General public unaware
What we asked?
Do you think there should be more public knowledge/info on GMOs and our food?
Do you ever look to see if food you are purchasing has a label indicating it is "non GMO?"
Do you think food companies should be required to label if foods are genetically modified?
What we asked continued...
Are you concerned about the long-term health consequences of the foods you eat?
Would you pay more money for food that is certified to be healthier for you?
1SHT for the Mean
Alternative claim
:
More non students are willing to spend more money for healthy food than college students.
Null:
Not more non students are willing to spend more money for healthy food than college students.

Simple Linear Regression
Compared relationship between
gender
and reading
food labels
Claim
: More women read food labels than men
Weak positive
p-value
> alpha
We
accept
the
null
There is
no
relationship
Obs > Critical
p-value < a level
One-tailed test
Yes
Yes
We accept the
Alternative Claim
2SHT for the Proportion
Alternative Claim:
More females think that food companies should be required to list if a product is genetically modified on food labels.
Null:
Not more females think that food companies should be required to list if a product is genetically modified on food labels.
obs > crit ... yes
p-value < a-level ... yes
one tailed test
We accept the
Alternative Claim
1SHT for the Proportion
Alternative:
More than 71% of individuals under the age of 30 think there should be more public knowledge about GMOs
Null:
Not more than 71% of individuals under the age of 30 think there should be more public knowledge about GMOs
one-tailed test
obs > critical ...
no
p-value < a=level ...
no
We accept the
Null
Recommendations
Know what is in the food you eat
Try to avoid genetically modified foods
Stay updated on FDA laws concerning GMOs
Spread the word
Help to make our country more knowledgeable of the potentially dangerous consequences!
Back to our Hypothesis...
Most people are not aware of the potentially harmful consequences of GMOs
Most people want more public information/knowledge to be available
Most people care at least a little bit about their health regardless of:
Age
Gender
Status
Suggestions to improve our Study:
Survey
more people
Less students
, more of the general public
Older
in age
Survey people from
different

parts of the country
Not just northeast PA
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