‘Extreme opponents of genetically modified foods know the least but think they know the most’ – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Posted: January 15, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Every independent scientific and regulatory body in the world that has evaluated current genetically enhanced crops have found them to be safe for consumption and the natural environment. Yet polling datashow that a significant portion of the public opposes genetically modified foods.

“The researchers behind the new Nature Human Behavior article conducted a survey of more than 2,000 adults in the United States asking respondents objective knowledge true-false questions such as:

1. Yeast for brewing beer or making wine consists of living organisms: True

2. Ordinary tomatoes do not contain genes, while genetically modified tomatoes do: False

4. By eating a genetically modified fruit, a person’s genes could also become modified: False

6. Genetically modified animals are always bigger than ordinary ones: False

8. It is not possible to transfer animal genes into plants: False

The researchers find that the folks who were most opposed to genetically modified crops and livestock were the least likely to correctly answer the survey questions. In the abstract, the researchers report:”

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https://reason.com/blog/2019/01/15/extreme-opponents-of-genetically-modifie

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