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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2010 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 446-451
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2010.446.451  
Consumer Dispositions Towards Organic Food: The Example of Kahramanmaras/Turkey
Tulin Cicek and Ahmet Kartalkanat
Abstract: The demand for healthy products has been grown among consumers over the last years. As a consequence of this demand organic farming, which is an environmentally compatible production system has spread out rapidly. Organic farming is an approach in farming that targets to generate systems, which research regarding to holistic, ethical, global and economic principles. While, products of organic farming receive better acceptance in developed countries, demand for them remains limited in developing countries such as Turkey. In order to find out, in what direction consumer demands for organic farming exist, a survey was conducted in the most frequented supermarkets in Kahramanmaras, the capital city of Kahramanmaras Province/Turkey. A total of 201 men and 101 women took part in this survey. Forty three percent of the participants had a high school degree and 34% of the participants had a graduate degree. Sixty four percent of the participants connected the slow pace, at which organic products spread with a lack of awareness in consumers. Thirty nine percent of the participants said that they had heard about organic products on TV and 95% of the participants pointed out that they would not like to consume products, which contain genes of human or microrganisms.
How to cite this article:
Tulin Cicek and Ahmet Kartalkanat, 2010. Consumer Dispositions Towards Organic Food: The Example of Kahramanmaras/Turkey. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 446-451.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2010.446.451