Agricultural biotechnology : country case studies : a decade by Gabrielle J Persley, L R MacIntyre

By Gabrielle J Persley, L R MacIntyre

Following on from prior titles during this sequence, this quantity provides extra fabric generated by way of the realm Bank/ISNAR/Australian govt biotechnology learn. It covers the current prestige and destiny customers for the appliance of biotechnology to unravel agricultural and environmental difficulties in a couple of constructing nations. specific concentration is given directly to advancements that experience taken position during the last decade.

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It is based on accurate scientific assessment of risks associated with technology, and should present quantitative information suitable to allow audiences to assess risks. Risk communication is intended to influence risk perception, because risk perception is believed to influence audiences and attitudes with respect to the product. In biotechnology, risk communication and perception present some interesting difficulties. Many existing communication programmes about GMOs emphasize that there are few, if any, demonstrated risks of genetic modification.

However, there is some information. htm#policy). This series of reports provides some benchmark data on awareness levels in these developing countries. 1 provides awareness data for the five countries. 8 D. Brossard and J. 1. Interest in/awareness of biotechnology in Asia. 33 1, none; 7, highest. These numbers do not give a sense of actual knowledge – they are perceived interest/awareness. As Hallman showed, these two are not necessarily strongly related. Few studies are available that would report on textbook knowledge in the Eurobarometer sense.

2004) The public understanding of science and public participation in regulated worlds. Minerva 42 (1), 41–59. L. T. (2003) Public Perceptions of Genetically Modified Foods: a National Study of American Knowledge and Opinion. (Publication number RR-1003-004). Food Policy Institute, Cook College, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey. , Robinson, P. and Sandoe, P. (2003) Beyond the knowledge deficit: recent research into lay and expert attitudes to food risks. Appetite 41 (2), 111–121.

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