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Cover for The public, the media and agricultural biotechnology.

This book examines public perception, public deliberation and media presentation of agricultural biotechnology and genetically modified foods. Part I (chapters 1-7) is a review of some of the studies of public opinion about agricultural biotechnology, especially genetically modified organisms. Part ...

Author(s)
Brossard, D.; Shanahan, J.; Nesbitt, T. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book
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Cover for What do Brazilians think about transgenics?

This chapter reviews the key results of the main surveys and studies (both quantitative and qualitative) held in Brazil on what people think about transgenic crops and food. Despite the differences between the methodologies utilized, it is clear that there is a high level of citizen rejection of...

Author(s)
Massarani, L.; Moreira, I. de C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The GEO-PIE project: case study of Web-based outreach at Cornell University, USA.

This chapter analyses the Genetically Engineered Organisms Public Issues Education (GEO-PIE) Project, a web-based outreach at Cornell University, USA. This project was developed with a conscious effort to be a neutral, non-partisan purveyor of up-to-date information on agricultural biotechnology....

Author(s)
Nesbitt, T. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The Bt maize experience in the Philippines: a multi-stakeholder convergence.

This chapter provides a case study of the eventual approval of Bt maize in the Philippines amidst a contentious environment. This case study of the commercialization of Bt maize in the country demonstrates the crucial role of science communication in technology development and acceptance. The...

Author(s)
Navarro, M. J.; Escaler, M.; Leon, M. I. P. de; Tababa, S. P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Public perceptions of agricultural biotechnology in the UK: the case of genetically modified food.

This chapter provides an understanding of the nature of public attitudes towards agricultural biotechnology in the UK. This includes a history of the biotechnology controversies in Britain in the late 1990s. Results of a 2003 British survey on the perceptions of genetically modified (GM) food and...

Author(s)
Poortinga, W.; Pidgeon, N.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Where do science debates come from? Understanding attention cycles and framing.

This chapter argues that power in policymaking revolves in part around the ability to control media attention to an issue while simultaneously framing an issue in favourable terms. These two characteristics of media coverage both reflect and shape where an issue is decided, by whom and with what...

Author(s)
Nisbet, M. C.; Huge, M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Approval process and adoption of Bollgard cotton in India: a private company perspective.

This chapter provides an industry perspective on the commercialization of the first GM crop (Bollgard cotton) in India. It describes how the path for regulatory approval of the transgenic crop was followed. This includes a focus on biosafety aspects, technical aspects, intellectual property issues, ...

Author(s)
Barwale, R. B.; Char, M.; Deshpande, S.; Sharma, M. K.; Zehr, U. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter

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