Americans in the dark
The GMO Report Volume 6 Issue One January 2006
Americans’ knowledge of genetically modified foods and animals continues to remain low, and many say that they are particularly uncomfortable with animal cloning, according to anew survey released today by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology.
The survey also found that people who are most informed about GM foods also oppose their introduction, and one-half of Americans oppose the introduction of GM foods to thefood supply. Using data from similar surveys released by the Pew Initiative on Food andBiotechnology in March 2001, September 2003, and September 2004 for tracking purposes, the analysis of the current poll and opinion survey provides an in-depth understanding of consumers’ attitudes regarding GM foods.