Kynda R. Curtis, Jill J. McCluskey, and Thomas I. Wahl
Washington State University

Major food companies have refused to use genetically modified (GM) potatoes in their processed potato products for fear of con- sumer backlash resulting from anti-GM food attitudes in Europe and Japan. However, recent findings conclude that consumers in China appear more positive about GM foods and that China may be an attractive market for GM products including GM pota- toes.

Key words: Biotechnology, China, genetically modified foods, potatoes.