Public opinion on GMOs in Europe

At the Texan academic publisher Landes Bioscience, Nilsy Desaint and Mariana Varbanova tell us about ways to learn how people in Europe feel about genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered, GE) crops.

You can read the abstract of their report here and if you want the whole text, you can buy it. I didn’t buy it but from the abstract, I see that they find polling for opinions about GM to be a misleading ‘blunt instrument’.

‘People recurrently admit they lack information on the technology behind GM food,’ say these authors. I’ve mentioned before that, in my opinion, to think about GM only in terms of food safety is to miss most of the important issues.

I’ve also mentioned before that the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) is open about having a pro-GM agenda. No surprise, then, that I found the article about learning how people feel about GM, from ISAAA on its weekly Crop Biotech Update.

I bang no drum about GM, before or against. Think for yourself.

About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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4 Responses to Public opinion on GMOs in Europe

  1. raziqkakar says:

    Reblogged this on Camel, food security and climate change and commented:
    GMO is a burning issue. The future of our planet earth and its inhabitants are very much linked with this issue.

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