Crop Biotech Update

US Consumers' Perception of Biotech Crops

January 15, 2014

Experts from University of Florida Edward Evans and Fredy Ballen released a report titled A Synopsis of US Consumer Perception of Genetically Modified (Biotech Crops). The report summarizes recent developments in GM food crops and assessment of US public opinion on GM foods based on secondary sources.

The authors said that public opinion is moving slowly toward acceptance of biotech foods globally. Recent studies have shown that consumers are willing to accept biotech foods when provided with information about the safety of the products. Thus, it is important that the public be presented with information about biotechnology and biotech-derived food products.

Download a copy of the report at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe934.