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Worlds apart? The reception of genetically modified foods in Europe and the US

Gaskell, George and Bauer, Martin W and Durant, John and Allum, Nicholas C (1999) 'Worlds apart? The reception of genetically modified foods in Europe and the US.' Science, 285 (5426). p. 384. ISSN 0036-8075

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Abstract

<jats:p>Recent controversies about genetically modified foods in the United Kingdom and several other European countries highlight the apparent differences that exist in public opinion on this subject across the Atlantic. Why are people in the United States seemingly untroubled by a technology that causes Europeans so many difficulties? The results of survey research on public perceptions of biotechnology in Europe and the United States during 1996–1997, together with an analysis of press coverage and policy formation from 1984 to 1996, can help to answer this question.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crops, Agricultural; Transplantation, Heterologous; Data Collection; Risk Assessment; Genetic Engineering; Attitude; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Trust; Biotechnology; Government Agencies; Internationality; Government Regulation; Public Policy; Public Opinion; Food; United Nations; United States; Europe; Newspapers as Topic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 10:29
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2022 19:01
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9782

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