GM crops and foods: What do consumers want to know?

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Agricultural biotechnology—GMOs—has a huge positive impact on farming and farmers but remains controversial among the skeptical public. Curious but anxious consumers, driven by scare stories and pseudo‐science provided by anti‐GMO activists, seek accurate and authoritative answers to their questions. Here, I address a sample of such queries directed to me from the public, including the ubiquitous “Is it safe?” and also discuss some of the shameful tactics used by anti‐GM activists in the public debate to garner support at the cost of inciting unnecessary anxiety among the public.

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172 - 182
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10.4161/gmcr.26532
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Special Issue: Consumer Affairs
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GM crops and foods: What do consumers want to know?