Dutch lack appetite for genetically `altered' foods

Coghlan, Andy
August 1991
New Scientist;8/17/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1782, p9
Presents data from a Dutch survey of several people which reveals that most people are unwilling to accept food that is produced by biotechnology or genetic engineering. 'Biotechnology in Foodstuffs,' a report prepared by Anneka Hamstra of the Dutch Institute for Consumer Research in The Hague; Rejection of the use of human genetic material to improve food production; Comment from Louis Da Gama, executive director of the BioIndustry Association; More.


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