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Title: Public knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards genetically modified organisms in India : final report
Authors: Sahai, Suman
Haribabu, E.
Keywords: ATTITUDES
INDIA
GMOS
GM TECHNOLOGY
GM FOODS
FARMER
CONSUMER
PERCEPTIONS
GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS
PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS
PUBLIC OPINION
CULTURAL IDENTITY
RELIGIOUS BELIEF
BIOTECHNOLOGY
INNOVATION ADOPTION
Date: 2010
Publisher: Gene Campaign, New Delhi, IN
Abstract: Attitude to food is overwhelmingly guided by cultural-religious factors, irrespective of education and economic status. This, rather than a rational analysis of the benefits of a particular food, determines food choices. The sanctity of food is underlined by the clear articulation in rural communities that any food transformed in the way that GM foods are, would be unacceptable for special ceremonies and religious festivals. Many people felt that NGOs provide useful, reliable information; others felt that NGOs doctored their information to suit their ideology. This paper reports on a three-year research project undertaken by Gene Campaign and the University of Hyderabad to study the awareness, attitudes and perceptions to GM technology.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/45279
Project Number: 103926
Project Title: Genetically Modified Organisms : Public Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions (India)
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