Lecture 25 - Attitudes to GM Foods - US Familiarity Little...

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Attitudes to GM Foods - US
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Familiarity
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Little In-Depth Knowledge 26% believe they have eaten GM food 60% believe have not eaten GM food
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Knowledge cont’d Percent Correct US EU Ordinary tomatoes don’t contain genes which GM do 57 36 Eating GM fruit could change consumers genes 68 49
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Knowledge Government Regulation 18% know at least some 74% limited to none
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Support Additional Regulation
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Support
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Acceptance GM Food
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Trust
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First thoughts GE GM Biotech Don’t know 31 32 24 Sciences 12 8 23 Negative 13 21 11 Positive 5 4 10 Source: Food Policy Institute
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ATTITUDE SURVEYS 1. Rutgers: GM Food (Rutgers Food Policy Institute; 2003; interviews, 56% response rate, weighted) http://www.foodpolicyinstitute.urg/docs/reports/NationalStudy2003.pdf Heard/read little 43% Aware GM products currently sold 52% Knowledge GM ‘nothing’ or ‘very little’ 77% GM food safe to eat 45%
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International Food Information Council: GM food (mid-2006; web-based; +/- 2.2% error; weighted) What foods or ingredients have you
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