The following is an excerpt of an article at The Conversation that reports on the latest Food Literacy and Engagement Poll from Michigan State University’s [email protected] initiative, specifically looking at the difference between attitudes of wealthy Americans compared to lower income Americans.
Genetically modified crops provide a lot of benefits for farmers, including less pesticide applications and increased yields. These benefits are why farmers choose to grow GMO crops, and also why the agricultural industry has generally accepted GMOs.
But what about consumers – are there any benefits for them?
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GMO misinformation online and in the media is at its peak, perpetuating anti-scientific claims and fears about GMOs. This recent influx in GMO fearmongering shapes people’s perception on GMOs and can negatively impact their food choices, instilling guilt or shame in choosing to purchase foods containing ingredients derived from GMO crops.