Europeans sceptical of GM food

15 March 1999

Europeans sceptical of GM food

EUROPEAN consumers are more sceptical of genetically modified (GM) food than their counterparts in North America, reports the Financial Times.

In a special section on life sciences, one industry observer says that the companies behind GM technology face a long battle to reclaim consumer confidence.

There is a need for industry, scientists and government to be thinking ahead to give adequate time for debate and achieve social consensus for biotechnology, he says.

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