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