Volume 88 Issue 33 | p. 39
Issue Date: August 16, 2010

Modern Agriculture

Insights: Industry gears up to promote benefits of chemicals, new technologies
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: modern agriculture, genetically modified food, biotechnology

The International Food Information Council Foundation recently released its annual survey of public views toward food and nutrition. For the first time, concern about chemicals on food went up and concern about bacterial contamination went down. Consumers clearly aren’t paying attention to the science.

Being more concerned about chemicals on food than about bacterial contamination “goes against virtually everything the food safety world would tell you,” stressed George Gray, a . . .

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