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Agricultural biotechnology and public attitudes in the European Union

By George Gaskell

Abstract

The latest European sample survey of public perceptions of biotechnology shows that Europeans continue to support medical applications of biotechnology but have become increasingly opposed to genetically modified (GM) foods. Furthermore, while the cloning of human cells and tissues is supported, the cloning of animals is not. The survey shows considerable differences in public opinion on applications of biotechnology across the European Union (EU) member states, highlighting the difficulties for European level policy making, and provides some indications as to the bases of resistance to GM foods and animal cloning

Topics: Q Science (General)
Publisher: University of Missouri, Columbia
Year: 2000
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:7177
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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