Americans lose faith in gene crops

9 May 2000

Americans lose faith in gene crops

WHILE most Americans would still buy GM food, confidence is falling, reports The Guardian.

A new poll shows that 63% of shoppers would be very or quite likely to buy a product genetically engineered to resist insect damage. This is down 14% on last year.

And 54% say they are very or quite likely to buy food modified to taste better or stay fresh longer. This is down 4% on last year.

Four in 10 consumers had not heard of GM food, the supermarket industrys annual convention was told.

  • The Guardian 09/05/2000 page 14


Farmers Weekly Awards Show

Join us for a week-long extravaganza to celebrate the farming heroes and achievements of 2020 and announce the winners of the Farmers Weekly Awards. Countryfile presenter Adam Henson will host five nights of entertainment in 20-minute programmes filmed all over the country. He'll be joined by a host of farming celebrities and feature a special appearance by HRH Prince Charles.
Find out more
See more