Consumer Knowledge and Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnology VaryCalifornia Agriculture
AbstractResults from consumer surveys reveal some basic conclusions about consumer attitudes toward agricultural biotechnology. First, consumers do not agree about whether biotech foods are good or bad. Second, a small group of people strongly opposes them. Third, the majority of consumers are uninformed about the technology and how food is produced. Relatively small but vocal anti-biotechnology activist groups are successful at influencing public opinion because of consumers’ lack of knowledge, creating a role for universities and government agencies to provide clear, objective and accessible information.
Copyright2004 by Jennifer S. James
Citation InformationJennifer S. James. "Consumer Knowledge and Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnology Vary" California Agriculture Vol. 58 Iss. 2 (2004) p. 99 - 105
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