Awareness and acceptance of biotechnology issues among youth, undergraduates, and adults

Susan M Fritz, Dann Husmann, Gary Wingenbach, Tracy Rutherford, Valerie Egger, Preeti Wadhwa

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Abstract

To be successful both domestically and internationally, biotechnology must establish an acceptable position in the sociopolitical framework. This United States (US) study assessed levels of awareness and acceptance of biotechnology issues among youth (n = 283), undergraduate students (n = 330), and adults (n = 166). The percentage of adults who were aware of how biotechnology would affect food, health, and the environment was almost three times that of youth respondents. It was concluded that consumer groups would most likely be impacted by accurate, unbiased agricultural biotechnology information delivered through the Internet and newspapers that originates from reliable, accessible, and sciencebased sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5
Pages (from-to)178-184
Number of pages7
JournalAgBioForum
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Adult
  • Biotechnology
  • Consumer
  • GM
  • Genetically modified
  • Undergraduates
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Fritz, S. M., Husmann, D., Wingenbach, G., Rutherford, T., Egger, V., & Wadhwa, P. (2004). Awareness and acceptance of biotechnology issues among youth, undergraduates, and adults. AgBioForum, 6(4), 178-184. [5].

Awareness and acceptance of biotechnology issues among youth, undergraduates, and adults. / Fritz, Susan M; Husmann, Dann; Wingenbach, Gary; Rutherford, Tracy; Egger, Valerie; Wadhwa, Preeti.

In: AgBioForum, Vol. 6, No. 4, 5, 01.12.2004, p. 178-184.

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Fritz, SM, Husmann, D, Wingenbach, G, Rutherford, T, Egger, V & Wadhwa, P 2004, 'Awareness and acceptance of biotechnology issues among youth, undergraduates, and adults', AgBioForum, vol. 6, no. 4, 5, pp. 178-184.
Fritz SM, Husmann D, Wingenbach G, Rutherford T, Egger V, Wadhwa P. Awareness and acceptance of biotechnology issues among youth, undergraduates, and adults. AgBioForum. 2004 Dec 1;6(4):178-184. 5.
Fritz, Susan M ; Husmann, Dann ; Wingenbach, Gary ; Rutherford, Tracy ; Egger, Valerie ; Wadhwa, Preeti. / Awareness and acceptance of biotechnology issues among youth, undergraduates, and adults. In: AgBioForum. 2004 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 178-184.
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