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dc.contributor.authorWingenbach, Gary J.
dc.contributor.authorRutherford, Tracy A.
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Statesen
dc.coverage.spatialTexasen
dc.date.issued2006
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical referencesen
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.en
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.en
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 9(1) 2006: 42-50.en
dc.identifier.issn1522-936X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/95
dc.publisherAgBioForumen
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 9, no. 1 (2006)
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.source.urihttp://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/v9n1/v9n1a05-wingenbach.htm
dc.subjectinformation sourcesen
dc.subjectperceptionen
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural biotechnology -- Press coverageen
dc.subject.lcshJournalists -- Attitudesen
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural journalists -- Attitudesen
dc.titleNational Agricultural and Texas Journalists' Attitudes Toward and Information Sources for Biotechnology Issuesen
dc.typeArticleen


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