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Sustainability, Vol. 10, Pages 175: Attitudes and Sensory Perceptions of Food Consumers towards Technological Innovation in Mexico: A Case-Study on Rice-Based Dessert

Sustainability, Vol. 10, Pages 175: Attitudes and Sensory Perceptions of Food Consumers towards Technological Innovation in Mexico: A Case-Study on Rice-Based Dessert

Sustainability doi: 10.3390/su10010175

Authors: Lizbeth Salgado-Beltrán Luis Beltrán-Morales Alma Velarde-Mendivil María Robles-Baldenegro

Innovation in the agro-food system has become a strategy increasingly used by companies as a means to increase their competitiveness and position themselves in the market. In this context, the objective of this work is to identify the attitudes and sensory perceptions of consumers towards food technology through two scales (food technology neophobia and domain specific innovativeness) and hedonic tastings. For this, a new product was selected in the market: powder to prepare rice with milk. Most consumers have attitudes toward low neophobia to products with food technology, but there is also some caution, a situation that is corroborated by the moderate predisposition towards innovations. Color and flavor attributes can make the difference in positive perceptions. It should not be forgotten that there is a segment of innovative consumers that represent a key market.

Authors:   Salgado-Beltrán, Lizbeth ; Beltrán-Morales, Luis F.; Velarde-Mendivil, Alma T.; Robles-Baldenegro, María E.
Journal:   Sustainability
Volume:   10
edition:   1
Year:   2018
Pages:   175
DOI:   10.3390/su10010175
Publication date:   12-Jan-2018
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