Hidden differences — Biotechnology in food and agriculture

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Public Perspective, Vol: 13, Issue: 3

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Priest, Susanna Hornig
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Agricultural biotechnology – Public opinion; Biotechnology – Public opinion; Communication in science; Medical technology – Public opinion; Science news; Communication; Science and Technology Studies
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Few Americans are neutral in their views on biotechnology. Surveys have shown that majorities consistently favor the use of genetic engineering in agriculture and food production. Support is even stronger for many medical applications. But a large proportion—as much as one third— is not convinced these technologies are benign.