APPLICATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE AND MEDICINE: UNITED STATES VERSUS EUROPE
Wanki Moon and
Siva K. Balasubramanian
No 20005, 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)
Discrepancies in the attitude between US and UK consumers toward application of biotechnology in crop production and medicine were examined using data from mail and online surveys. Results showed that more than 31% (46%) of US (UK) respondents were opposed to biotech foods while only 16% (18%) opposed biotech medicine, respectively. Perceived risks and benefits of agro-biotechnology and medical biotechnology were significant in determining overall attitude toward application of biotechnology in agriculture and medicine i.e., perceived risks (benefits) caused consumers to oppose (support) application of biotechnology in food production and medicine.
Keywords: Research; and; Development/Tech; Change/Emerging; Technologies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:aaea04:20005
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by AgEcon Search ().