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Title: Farmers prevailing perception profiles regarding GM crops: A classification proposal
Authors: Almeida, Carla
Massarani, Luisa
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Casa de Oswaldo Cruz. Museu da Vida. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Casa de Oswaldo Cruz. Museu da Vida. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: Genetically modified organisms have been at the centre of a major public controversy, involving different interests and actors. While much attention has been devoted to consumer views on genetically modified food, there have been few attempts to understand the perceptions of genetically modified technology among farmers. By investigating perceptions of genetically modified organisms among Brazilian farmers, we intend to contribute towards filling this gap and thereby add the views of this stakeholder group to the genetically modified debate. A comparative analysis of our data and data from other studies indicate there is a complex variety of views on genetically modified organisms among farmers. Despite this diversity, we found variations in such views occur within limited parameters, concerned principally with expectations or concrete experiences regarding the advantages of genetically modified crops, perceptions of risks associated with them, and ethical questions they raise. We then propose a classification of prevailing profiles to represent the spectrum of perceptions of genetically modified organisms among farmers.
Keywords: GM food
Farmers
Public perception of biotechnology
Scientific controversies
DeCS: Comunicação e Divulgação Científica
Percepção Pública da Ciência
Fazendeiros
Organismos Geneticamente Modificados
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: ALMEIDA, Carla; MASSARANI, Luisa. Farmers prevailing perception profiles regarding GM crops: A classification proposal. Public understanding of science, Bristol, v. 27, n. 8, p. 952-966, 2018.
DOI: 10.1177/0963662518766281
ISSN: 1361-6609
Copyright: restricted access
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