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Title: Public Perceptions of Tobacco Biopharming
Author: Reaves, Dixie W.; Norton, George W.; Nevitt, Jonathan; Mills, Bradford F.
Keywords: risk perception
biopharming
agricultural biotechnology
transgenic tobacco
consumer surveys
plant-made pharmaceuticals
Date: 2006
Publisher: AgBioForum
Citation: AgBioForum, 9(2) 2006: 104-110.
Abstract: A telephone survey of United States consumers' views on tobacco biopharming indicates widespread support for developing the technology when it generates a socially beneficial application. Perceptions of risks associated with the technology, however, are split: Most respondents either hold concerns in every risk area presented or in none of them. Willingness to purchase a bio-tobacco-based medicine is bimodal as well. These polarized perceptions point to the challenges faced by policy makers who attempt to implement regulatory oversight of biopharming by balancing the broad-based concerns of the public against the potentially significant benefits of the technology.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/87
ISSN: 1522-936X

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