Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2003 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 6 No. 1, Issue of April 15, 2003
 

Table 5. How are GMOs perceived as far as risk, utility, naturalness and danger are concerned?
Eurobarometer survey 52.1, in late 1999 (Eurobarometer, 2001) (% of answers)

 
Opinion:

Items proposed:

agree

neither agree nor disagree

disagree

don't know

EU

France

EU

France

EU

France

EU

France

- Even if GM food had benefits, it is fundamentally unnatural.

71

82

12

9.5

10

6

7

3

- GM food threatens the natural order of things.

67

80

13

9

11

6

8

4

- If anything went wrong with GM food, it would be a worldwide catastrophe.

60

69

15

14

12

11

13

7

- GM food is simply not necessary.

56

63

18

18

17

13

9

6

- I dread the idea of GM food.

55

67

17

16

22

14

6

3

- If the majority of people were in favour of GM food, then it should be allowed.

29

20

20

20

41

54

9

6

- Of all the risks we face these days, the risk from GM food is quite small.

27

26

20

17

39

50

14

7

- The risks from GM food are acceptable.

17

10

18

21

50

61

15

8

- GM food poses no danger for future generations.

13

9

17

15

52

65

18

12


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