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dc.contributor.authorGrice, Janet
dc.contributor.authorWegener, M. K.
dc.contributor.authorRomanach, L. M.
dc.contributor.authorPaton, S.
dc.contributor.authorBonaventura, P.
dc.contributor.authorGarrad, S.
dc.coverage.spatialQueenslanden
dc.date.issued2003
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en
dc.description.abstractCurrent 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.sponsorshipThis project was funded by the CRC (Cooperative Research Center) for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology.en
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 6(4) 2003: 162-168.en
dc.identifier.issn1522-936X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/202
dc.publisherAgBioForumen
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 6, no. 4 (2003)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity 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.subjectconsumer attitudesen
dc.subjectfocus groupsen
dc.subjecttransgenic caneen
dc.subject.lcshSugarcane -- Genetic engineering -- Public opinionen
dc.subject.lcshFarmers -- Attitudesen
dc.titleGenetically Modified Sugarcane: A Case for Alternate Productsen
dc.typeArticleen


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