Genetically Modified Sugarcane: A Case for Alternate Products

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Genetically Modified Sugarcane: A Case for Alternate Products

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dc.contributor.author Grice, Janet
dc.contributor.author Wegener, M. K.
dc.contributor.author Romanach, L. M.
dc.contributor.author Paton, S.
dc.contributor.author Bonaventura, P.
dc.contributor.author Garrad, S.
dc.coverage.spatial Queensland en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-26T16:03:44Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-26T16:03:44Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation AgBioForum, 6(4) 2003: 162-168. en
dc.identifier.issn 1522-936X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/202
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en
dc.description.abstract Current community attitudes towards genetically modified (GM)plants are quite negative, with the sugar industry having apparently accepted the view that sugar from genetically modified cane is regarded so badly by consumers at the present time that it could not be marketed successfully. In other industries, genetically modified cultivars that are environmentally friendly and not designed for human consumption (e.g., Bt cotton) have been accepted reasonably well. One of the main causes of public concern about genetic engineering has been the lack of information about the process and the types of products, particularly nonfood products, that can be developed. This paper describes exploratory research in the sugar industry in Queensland that attempted to determine the effect of providing information on gene technology on the attitudes of cane growers, their partners, and community members and the types of genetic modification that was most acceptable to them. Attitudes to genetic engineering of sugarcane, in general, were judged to become more positive, and the real concerns over introduction of the technology were revealed. Those applications that were most acceptable were also identified. en
dc.description.sponsorship This project was funded by the CRC (Cooperative Research Center) for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher AgBioForum en
dc.subject consumer attitudes en
dc.subject focus groups en
dc.subject transgenic cane en
dc.subject.lcsh Sugarcane -- Genetic engineering -- Public opinion en
dc.subject.lcsh Farmers -- Attitudes en
dc.title Genetically Modified Sugarcane: A Case for Alternate Products en
dc.type Article en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Division of Applied Social Sciences. Department of Agricultural Economics. Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center. AgBioForum (Journal)
dc.relation.ispartofcollection AgBioForum, vol. 6, no. 4 (2003)


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