Public trust of information from scientists is higher than for industry leaders, news media, elected officials % of US adults who say that they trust each of these groups a lot to give full and accurate information on these topics THE HEALTH RISKS AND BENEFITS OF MMR VACCINES Medical scientists 55% Pharmaceutical industry leaders 13 Holistic/alternative health groups 9 The news media 8 Elected officials 6 THE CAUSES OF CLIMATE CHANGE Climate scientists 39 Energy industry leaders 7 The news media 7 Elected officials 4 THE HEALTH RISKS AND BENEFITS OF EATING GM FOODS
Scientists 35 Small farm owners 29 Food industry leaders 10 The news media 9 Elected officials 4 Note: Those who gave other responses or who did not give an answer are not shown.
To add to insights on how GM foods
are viewed globally, this study investigates the public's perception of GM foods
in Tanzania through a survey (N=287).
In turn, the controversy about the genetic modification of food has created differing views regarding labeling policies for GM foods
The awareness among the consumers with regard to GM foods
is increasing in importing countries of Europe and Asia.
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What makes the decision even more interesting is that the BJP's manifesto, too, was against allowing GM foods
in the country.
This debate regarding GM food
labeling policy has brought about a divide over GM food
labeling requirements between proponents and opponents of GM foods
, including governments, individual companies and activist groups (Ho, Vermeer, & Zhao, 2006).
Currently available GM foods
stem mostly from plants, but in the future foods derived from GM microorganisms or GM animals are likely to be introduced in the market.
According to Niyazalieva, the GM foods
have both advantages and disadvantages: the GM foods
increase crop and have no harm to the environment, however, the GM foods
can cause allergies in humans and make the human organism resistant to antibiotics.
Food and Drug Administration ruled, based on woefully limited data, that GM foods
were "substantially equivalent" to their non-GM counterparts.
and foods containing GM ingredients, will now be sold with a prominent sign stating clearly that these are GM foods
, or food containing GM ingredients.
According to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 53 percent of Americans would not eat GM foods
if given the choice, while 87 percent believe GM foods
should be labeled as such regardless.