Consumer Attitudes and Policy Directions for GM Labeling and Pollen Drift Regulation: Evidence from the 2006 Vermonter Poll

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Consumer Attitudes and Policy Directions for GM Labeling and Pollen Drift Regulation: Evidence from the 2006 Vermonter Poll

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dc.contributor.author Esposito, Valerie
dc.contributor.author Kolodinsky, Jane
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-09T15:33:48Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-09T15:33:48Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation AgBioForum, 10(2) 2007: 85-93. en
dc.identifier.issn 1522-936X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/63
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en
dc.description.abstract Given the uncertainty of the use of genetic engineering in production of genetically modified (GM) foods, it remains the subject of one of the most vitriolic scientific debates throughout the globe. Newer facets of the debate include regulation of GM seed labeling as well as liability pertaining to GM pollen spread to non-GM plants. This study analyzes Vermonter Poll data of 656 respondents for relationships between demographics and opinions about seed labeling and GM pollen drift legislation. Preliminary results demonstrate general trends that the majority of respondents are in support of labeling for GM seeds, and opine that the US government, GM seed producers and GM farmers should be held liable for GM pollen spread, but also reflect some incongruity in attitudes. The article concludes with a discussion of the implications of these results and how they can best inform policy formation regarding this controversial issue. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher AgBioForum en
dc.subject consumer opinions en
dc.subject genetically modified pollen drift en
dc.subject genetically modified seed labeling en
dc.subject.lcsh Pollen -- Dispersal en
dc.subject.lcsh Transgenic plants -- Pollen en
dc.subject.lcsh Transgenic plants -- Seeds -- Labeling -- Public opinion en
dc.title Consumer Attitudes and Policy Directions for GM Labeling and Pollen Drift Regulation: Evidence from the 2006 Vermonter Poll 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. 10, no. 2 (2007)


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