This issue's title is: "Public Acceptance of Agrobiotechnology." Click on one of the browse buttons above for a complete listing of the contents of this issue.

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  • Agricultural Biotechnology and Public Perceptions 

    Caulder, Jerry (AgBioForum, 1998)
    Much of the debate concerning the acceptability of agricultural biotechnology can be traced to the fact that food is viewed as an entitlement in most of the developed world. In the United States (U.S.), Europe, and other ...
  • What's in a Label? 

    Marshall, Karen K. (AgBioForum, 1998)
    We believe that any labeling statements must be capable of verification and enforcement. Appropriately validated detection methods will be critical when labeling is required. While there may well be a place for products ...
  • A View of GMOs from the UK 

    Loader, R. J. (Rupert J.); Henson, Spencer (AgBioForum, 1998)
    At the present time, the genetically modified organism (GMO) issue is rapidly emerging as the next big theme in European food production post-BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy). The key question in this context is the ...
  • GMO Labeling: Threat or Opportunity? 

    Phillips, Peter W. B.; Isaac, Grant (AgBioForum, 1998)
    This paper examines the potential impact of both mandatory and voluntary labeling schemes on the research and commercialization of process-based and product-based GMO goods. The analysis concludes that mandatory labeling ...
  • Should Use of Genetically Modified Organisms Be Labeled? 

    Caswell, Julie A. (AgBioForum, 1998)
    Consumers are increasingly considering information on how foods are produced in making their buying decisions leading producers, processors, and retailers to do the same. Federal and state governments, as well as international ...
  • Fearing Fear: Communication about Agricultural Biotechnology 

    Chess, Caron (AgBioForum, 1998)
    This article, based on a presentation at the National Agricultural Council's meeting (Chess, 1998), nudges the agbiotech field to look at its communication practices by examining (1) the assumption that education will ...
  • The Emotional Response to Risks: Inevitable but Not Unmanageable 

    Miller, Henry I. (AgBioForum, 1998)
    As the government makes decisions about consumer products, fear and intimidation from several possible sources may distort the accurate assessment of risks, benefits and possible alternatives. This can lead to decisions ...
  • Agricultural Biotechnology: Why Do Europeans Have Trouble Accepting It? 

    Zechendorf, B. (AgBioForum, 1998)
    Agricultural experts expect "massive changes in agribusiness" when biotechnological methods and products finally penetrate the market place, as Professor Burke reminded us recently in London(Consumer acceptance, 1998). He ...
  • Trends in Consumer Attitudes about Agricultural Biotechnology 

    Hoban, Thomas J. (AgBioForum, 1998)
    The benefits of agricultural biotechnology have been promised for almost two decades. That promise is becoming reality. A growing number of American farmers are raising crops developed through biotechnology that are protected ...
  • Public Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnology 

    Kalaitzandonakes, Nicholas G., 1960- (AgBioForum, 1998)
    Trends in public attitudes toward agro-biotechnology have been traced and analyzed in many countries around the globe. Over the years, there have been concerns about perceived environmental and food safety risks from the ...