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dc.contributor.authorWingenbach, Gary J.eng
dc.contributor.authorRutherford, Tracy A.eng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.coverage.spatialTexaseng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.descriptionThis research was supported by Hatch Act (H-8934) and State of Texas funds; it was produced through the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station, Texas.eng
dc.description.abstractWhat sources of information do media professionals use, and what is the frequency of use, when covering agricultural biotechnology issues? Fifty Texas and 40 national agriculture journalists responded to this study. Respondents accepted genetic modification of plant life but viewed this same practice as unacceptable for human use. They believed it important to continue biotechnology research to reduce pesticides, provide benefits to the environment, and to have safer food. Respondents believed that biotechnology practices would have positive effects on food production, commercial farming, health, environment, fish and wildlife, and small-scale farms. They often relied on their scientific knowledge and previous science classroom/lab experiences in establishing/maintaining their perceptions of agricultural biotechnology. Significant moderate positive relationships existed between acceptance of biotechnology practices and technical publications/reports and the Cooperative Extension Service. No one media source is a panacea; use all sources to communicate the benefits and risks of agricultural biotechnology.eng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 9(1) 2006: 42-50.eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/95eng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 9, no. 1 (2006)eng
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)eng
dc.source.urihttp://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/v9n1/v9n1a05-wingenbach.htmeng
dc.subjectinformation sourceseng
dc.subjectperceptioneng
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural biotechnology -- Press coverageeng
dc.subject.lcshJournalists -- Attitudeseng
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural journalists -- Attitudeseng
dc.titleNational Agricultural and Texas Journalists' Attitudes Toward and Information Sources for Biotechnology Issueseng
dc.typeArticleeng


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