Post-survey comments of respondents made suggestions on how the industrialization of GM technology might impact the future of China’s food supply and value chains.
Finally, the impact of emerging technologies like genome editing and genome-edited organisms (GEOs) on the GM food debate is discussed.
” The percentage of those who supported, opposed or were neutral to GM pharmaceuticals was 46.8, 12.8, and 40.4%, respectively.
Support for GM pharmaceuticals was higher than that found for GM food and again, there were many in the neutral category.
In 2016, global land use for GM crops reached 185.1 million hectors.
Although GM foods had helped sustain the nutritional needs of human beings and farm animals and mounting evidence showed that GM foods were substantially equivalent to traditionally bred food sources, it has also sparked fierce debate about its safety.
In all cases, the number of respondents in most of these earlier surveys was less than 1000.
This study summarizes the status of GM food in China and provides the results of questionnaires that surveyed consumers from every province on their knowledge level, present attitudes, and future thoughts of GM food in China.
Genetically modified (GM) technology is a highly controversial topic for today’s global food consumer.
The commercial development of GM crops began in 1996 with GM corn and has expanded every year with the cultivation of GM crops.