What Do Consumers Think of GMOs?

We partnered with Hartman Group on research that delved into consumer perceptions of genetically modified foods; about half (is that good or bad?) will avoid them.

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When it comes to genetically modified organisms in food, two conclusions can be drawn: There’s a segment of the public that’s receptive to arguments for the use of GMOs … but the GMO labeling regulations under consideration by USDA may make that group shrink.Twenty-four years have passed since FDA approved the first GMO food — or bioengineered food, as the USDA would have it — but GMOs are relatively new to public discourse. As recently as 2010, a quarter of the public told researchers at the Hartman Group they had never heard of GMOs. Today, only cave dwellers without social media accounts say the same, and half of the rest don’t like what they’re…

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Food Processing's online events offer you an interactive experience to listen and talk with experts in all facets of the food and beverage industry. Join Food Processing editors and other industry experts as they dive into topics that hit home for food and beverage manufacturers. Learn more about the 2018 Online Event Series.

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