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Abstract

Recent studies and opinion polls show that consumer acceptance of genetically engineered food and agro-products in general is low. Communication on acceptable forms of genetic engineering would therefore offer advantages for both industry and consumers alike. This project has systematically analysed the experiences of different institutions on how to communicate genetic engineering in the agro-food sector to the public and the results have been used to draw up recommendations for successful strategies, for effective instruments and measures, and to point out possible problems and pitfalls. This provides a sound basis of information and a set of appropriate instruments and measures for effective communication on genetic engineering.

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Authors: MENRAD K, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe (DE);KOSCHATZKY K, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe (DE);MASSFELLER S, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe (DE);STAUSS E, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18358 EN (1998) 82pp.
Availability: Available free of charge from DG XII
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4284-3
Record Number: 199910492 / Last updated on: 1999-03-26
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en