Cross-cutting social science research
Cross-cutting research focuses on issues that affect multiple policy areas and/or are multidisciplinary in nature.
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GM free labelling: Exploring public responses to the labelling of GM food and the use of GM-free labelling
Wednesday 9 January 2013
This research explored UK consumer responses to and views on GM labelling, including ‘GM-free’ labelling. The results from this research will inform UK policy on the use of ‘GM free’ labelling and ensure that the public’s views are reflected in our future discussions, at EU level, on GM labelling issues.
Thursday 5 July 2012
The Agency conducts a tracking survey among consumers, in order to monitor changes in consumer attitudes towards the Agency and food-related issues.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
A small number of in-depth interviews were carried out to add to the Agency’s understanding of what works to secure regulatory compliance. This was accompanied by a short paper on the implications of this research, and related research, for the Agency’s work.
Monday 9 January 2012
The national citizens’ forums explored consumers’ views about changes to food business regulation under the proposed 'Earned Recognition' scheme.
Wednesday 5 October 2011
This evaluation provides a social science perspective on a framework for assessing and communicating uncertainty produced by the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT). It evaluates existing research to consider how people understand uncertainty and how this affects the framework.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
The Food Standards Agency commissioned a review of evidence to understand what works to secure regulatory compliance.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
This research seeks to deepen our understanding of partnership models in order to support the Agency's incident prevention policy makers developing more effective partnerships with key industry stakeholders.
Tuesday 25 May 2010
Food and You is a biennial survey that collects robust quantitative data to allow us to compare reported attitudes and behaviours between different groups within the population, and how these change over time.
Thursday 4 March 2010
The report describes the findings from an FSA-funded module of questions on food technologies in the 2008 British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey. The module also included four questions on genetically modified (GM) food that were asked in the BSA survey in 1999 and 2003.
Thursday 26 March 2009
A literature review to consolidate knowledge, from the UK and beyond, on public opinion about emerging food technologies, such as genetically modified food and crops, cloning, nanotechnologies, irradiation, functional foods, synthetic biology and novel food processes