Biotech Updates

Perceptions on the Holistic Assessment of Next-generation GM Crops

April 8, 2011

Due to consumers' increasing demand for better food quality, researchers are continuously developing crops tailored to consumers' needs. Briardo Llorente and colleagues released a review on the impact of the next generation of genetically-modified crops on public perception. Since sensory qualities can be a vital determinant of the public acceptance of new foods, assessing the consumer perception of the GM crops must be considered in the development of the second generation crops. The review featured at the ISB Report on Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology, provides a short overview of some recent studies in which consumers' perception is addressed by applying various approaches to GM tomato, carrot, potato, and lettuce.

Read the complete review at