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Agricultural biotechnology and public attitudes in the European Union

Gaskell, George (2000) Agricultural biotechnology and public attitudes in the European Union. Agbioforum, 3 (2-3). pp. 87-96. ISSN 1522-936X

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Abstract

The latest European sample survey of public perceptions of biotechnology shows that Europeans continue to support medical applications of biotechnology but have become increasingly opposed to genetically modified (GM) foods. Furthermore, while the cloning of human cells and tissues is supported, the cloning of animals is not. The survey shows considerable differences in public opinion on applications of biotechnology across the European Union (EU) member states, highlighting the difficulties for European level policy making, and provides some indications as to the bases of resistance to GM foods and animal cloning.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.agbioforum.org/
Additional Information: © 2000 AgBioForum
Library of Congress subject classification: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Research centres and groups > BIOS (Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society)
Departments > Methodology
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2008 15:47
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/7177/

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