Labeling Genetically Engineered Food: The Consumer’s Right to Know?

Labeling Genetically Engineered Food: The Consumer’s Right to Know?


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Carolyn Raab and Deana GrobeOregon State University A statewide survey assessed Oregon voters’ reasons for supporting or opposing a November 2002 ballot measure requiring labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Of the 499 who voted on the measure, 34% supported labeling and…

Genetically Modified Sugarcane: A Case for Alternate Products

Genetically Modified Sugarcane: A Case for Alternate Products

Janet Grice, M.K. Wegener, L.M. Romanach, and S. PatonThe University of QueenslandP. Bonaventura and S. GarradBSES Limited Current community attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) plants are quite negative, with the sugar industry having appar- ently accepted the view that sugar from genetically…

Cost Implications of Alternative GM Tolerance Levels: Non-Genetically Modified Wheat in Western Canada

Cost Implications of Alternative GM Tolerance Levels: Non-Genetically Modified Wheat in Western Canada

Israel Huygen, Michele Veeman, and Mel LerohlUniversity of Alberta Modern agricultural biotechnology is leading to the creation of supply chains involving identity preservation of genetically mod- ified (GM) and non-GM crops. Cost differences are estimated for three selected supply chain systems for…

Awareness and Acceptance of Biotechnology Issues among Youth, Undergraduates, and Adults

Awareness and Acceptance of Biotechnology Issues among Youth, Undergraduates, and Adults

Susan Fritz and Dann HusmannUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnGary Wingenbach and Tracy RutherfordTexas A&M UniversityValerie Egger and Preeti WadhwaUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln To be successful both domestically and internationally, biotech- nology must establish an acceptable position in the sociopoliti- cal framework. This United States (US)…

Expertise, Trust, and Communication about Food Biotechnology

Expertise, Trust, and Communication about Food Biotechnology

John T. Lang, Karen M. O’Neill, and William K. HallmanRutgers University Experts typically presume to speak with authority about complex concerns, such as agricultural biotechnology. Research indi- cates, however, that the effectiveness of risk communication depends on perceptions about the trustworthiness of…

Attitudes about Genetically Modified Foods among Korean and American College Students

Attitudes about Genetically Modified Foods among Korean and American College Students

Michael S. Finke and Heaseon KimUniversity of Missouri-Columbia; Sunchon National University, Korea A recent survey of American and Korean undergraduate stu- dents yielded some notable differences in attitudes toward genetically modified (GM) foods. Although the majority of both groups were concerned about…

Medium Grains, High Stakes: Economics of Genetically Modified Rice in California

Medium Grains, High Stakes: Economics of Genetically Modified Rice in California

Craig A. Bond, Colin A. Carter, and Y. Hossein FarzinDepartment of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis This paper gives estimates of the potential profitability of herbi- cide-tolerant (HT) rice cultivation in the Sacramento Valley region of California. We estimate first-year returns…