Crop Biotech Update

Survey Shows Two Thirds of Public Supports GM Crops

November 9, 2016

Attitudes towards genetically engineered crops have softened significantly over the last two years, according to a survey conducted by Populus for Bayer Crop Science.

The online survey involved over 2,000 respondents, where two thirds expressed their support for GM food as long as these products do not cause harm to public health or the environment. Furthermore, almost half (44%) said that they accept the crops in principle, while 10% believe that GM food is the only solution to feed the growing population. Only a small portion (27%) of the respondents claimed that they do not accept the methods involved in producing GM food.

For more information, read the results published by Populus. The original news article in published in The Times.