Survey finds growing acceptance of GM foods amongst Australians

By
Monday, 19 February, 2001


A survey by the Federal Government has revealed that Australians are becoming more accepting of genetically modified food.

Craig Cormick, spokesman for Biotechnology Australia, said 44% of Australians believed GM food would be more widely accepted and less risky within the next few years, however people still thought the risks outweighed the benefits.

"Both our research and other research by ACNielsen shows support is increasing", he said.

Cormick indicated that most Australians just wanted more time and information: "There were some people supportive of it, some people who were against it and a lot of people fell in the 'just don't know' category".

Item provided courtesy of Industry Search

Related News

AXT to distribute NT-MDT atomic force microscopes

Scientific equipment supplier AXT has announced a partnership with atomic force microscope (AFM)...

Epigenetic patterns differentiate triple-negative breast cancers

Australian researchers have identified a new method that could help tell the difference between...

Combined effect of pollutants studied in the Arctic

Researchers from the Fram Centre in Norway are conducting studies in Arctic waters to determine...


  • All content Copyright © 2019 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd