Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes
Associate Professor of Agribusiness at the University of Missouri and the
Editor of AgBioForum.

Welcome to AgBioForum, the online magazine that brings you timely information, expert opinion and research on the social and economic aspects of agricultural biotechnology. Our first issue is devoted to the topic of public acceptance of agro-biotechnology, a topic that produced front-page material long before any commercial product was in sight.

Trends in public attitudes toward agro-biotechnology have been traced and analyzed in many countries around the globe. Over the years, there have been concerns about perceived environmental and food safety risks from the use of biotechnology. There have also been ethical and religious concerns about the right of humans to “interfere” with the order of the natural world or patent life. Read more . . .