Public Attitudes Towards Agricultural Biotechnology
AbstractThe full benefits of agricultural biotechnology will only be realized if consumers and food manufacturers consider it safe and beneficial. Although few internationally comparable public opinion surveys have been conducted on this issue, the available evidence suggests that public attitudes differ sharply both between and within countries and are evolving over time. Consumer attitudes have been studied in the United States and Europe for more than a decade. This research is reviewed along with the available data from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Results from the largest internationally comparable public opinion survey on agricultural biotechnology to date are highlighted.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Agricultural and Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO - ESA) in its series Working Papers with number 04-09.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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Agricultural products; Biochemical engineering; Biosafety; Biotechnology; Certification; Consumers; Food industry; Food safety; Genetic engineering; Genetically modified organisms; Plant biotechnology; Product labelling; Public opinion; Technology;
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