Poll reveals top GMO questions

Created: 4/09/14 (Wed) | Topic:

Cancer, allergies, food prices and how seed companies treat farmers are among the leading questions consumers have about GMOs and how our food is grown, according to a recent national survey. 

The survey, commissioned by GMO Answers and the Council for Biotechnology Information, was conducted in order to identify, for the first time, the top 10 questions consumers have about GMOs and to open up the conversation on biotechnology’s role in agriculture.

“Just as GMOs are tools that help farmers produce more food using less water and fewer pesticides, the GMO Answers website is a resource for parents who want to know more about what they’re feeding their families, or young adults who want to learn about all the options biotechnology provides them as they’re making their abundant food choices,” said Andrew Walmsley, American Farm Bureau Federation biotechnology specialist. “While any and all GMO-related questions are welcome on GMO Answers, this survey pinpoints what’s foremost on consumers’ minds.”

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