Public opinion on GMOs in Europe


GMO is a burning issue. The future of our planet earth and its inhabitants are very much linked with this issue.

Science on the Land

At the Texan academic publisher Landes Bioscience, Nilsy Desaint and Mariana Varbanova tell us about ways to learn how people in Europe feel about genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered, GE) crops.

You can read the abstract of their report here and if you want the whole text, you can buy it. I didn’t buy it but from the abstract, I see that they find polling for opinions about GM to be a misleading ‘blunt instrument’.

‘People recurrently admit they lack information on the technology behind GM food,’ say these authors. I’ve mentioned before that, in my opinion, to think about GM only in terms of food safety is to miss most of the important issues.

I’ve also mentioned before that the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) is open about having a pro-GM agenda. No surprise, then, that I found the article about learning how people…

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Author: Dr Raziq

I’m PhD in Animal Agriculture, currently working as a Technical Manager at Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production, Camel dairying, Alain, UAE. I had performed as a Professor and Dean, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan (LUAWMS). I work on and write for the subjects of ‘turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal’, agricultural research policies, extensive livestock production systems, food security under climate change context, and sustainable use of traditional genetic resources for food and agriculture. Iim advocating camel under the theme of CAMEL4LIFE and believe in camel potential. I’m the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES), and Founder of the Camel Association of Pakistan. I also work as a freelance scientist working (currently member of steering committee) for Desert Net International (DNI). I’m an ethnoecologist, ethnobotanist, Ethnovet and ethomedicie researcher and reviewer. I explore deserts and grazing lands for knowledge and understanding.

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