A passionate debate is under way all over the world over the use of genetically modified
foods - crops into which "foreign" genes are introduced to make them resistant to pests and adverse weather conditions, according to professor Mohammad Abdul Menem, Faculty of Food and Agriculture at the Emirates University.
While the bulk of existing research has focused on attitudinal surveys, a handful of researchers have utilized willingness-to-pay surveys and experimental auction market techniques to capture how consumers might respond to genetically modified
foods if faced with realistic food choices.
Since they are more resistant to disease and weeds, genetically modified
(GM) seeds produce better harvest yields.
His protest is focused against a seed-type called MON 810, the only type of genetically modified
corn currently allowed in France.
The London-based farmers group, known simply as "Farm," said it surveyed the "five main agricultural insurers" in the United Kingdom and found they are reluctant to write business for farmers who grow genetically modified
crops, citing uncertainty over the possible emergence of currently unknown harmful effects from such crops.
The definitions included in the initiative would have required any food or beverage produced with genetically modified
material to bear a label, whether or not the material is in the final product.
Their research found that, despite the high level of opposition to genetically modified
foods, most Europeans aren't concerned enough to read ingredient lists on food packaging.
In particular, Nestle worries about the almost complete lack of regulation of genetically modified
(GM) foods, a problem she treats as parallel to feces-smeared steer carcasses and salmonella-ridden ground chuck.
A certificate cannot be issued if the amount of genetically modified
wheat exceeds more than one percent (1%) of the delivery quantity.
Clark says, the use of genetically modified
food by the CFGB is governed by the following:
The US government says it plans to sue the European Union unless the EU immediately opens its market to millions of dollars' worth of genetically modified
As part of the talk, a tractor will pass through Coventry on the way to a demonstration in London against genetically modified