That's the tile of a new paper I co-authored with Brandon McFadden at University of Florida and Norbert Wilson at Tufts that was just released in a special issue of Food Policy, which is focused on genetically engineered food (aka GMOs).
In some ways, our paper is like three papers smushed into one: we tie several analyses together under one theme. Here's part of the motivation:
In addition to documenting whether concern for GMOs has increased over time (answer: they haven't), we study whether:
We find that people are most supportive of regulations that focus on the outcomes from plant breeding rather than focusing on the particulars of which breeding method was used. We also find that support or opposition to a GMO depends on who created the GMO. Finally, concerns about the safety of GMOs are related to consumers' perceptions of who benefits from the GMO. Here's one of the key figures.