Crop Biotech Update

Public and Scientists' Views on Science

February 11, 2015

Pew Research Center conducted a survey on the views of scientists associated with American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the general public on certain science-related issues. Results showed that there is a wide gap between the beliefs of the public and scientists on biomedical sciences.

More than half of the general public (57%) says that GM foods are generally unsafe to eat. On the other hand, majority (88%) of the AAAS scientists says that GM foods are generally safe. In this particular item, there is a 51 percentage points gap between the public and the scientists, which is the largest opinion difference found in the study.

Read more about the study at http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/01/29/public-and-scientists-views-on-science-and-society/.