In a new study, IKMZ scholar Sabrina Kessler, together with colleagues, investigated people’s perceptions and acceptance of food biotechnology with focus on transgenic genetic modification versus genome editing. Conducting an online experiment with participants from the United Kingdom (n = 490) and Switzerland (n = 505), they found that participants from both countries express higher levels of acceptance for genome editing compared to transgenic genetic modification.
Bearth, A., Kaptan, G., & Kessler, S. H. (2022). Genome-edited versus genetically-modified tomatoes: an experiment on people’s perceptions and acceptance of food biotechnology in the UK and Switzerland. In Agriculture and Human Values. DOI: 10.1007/s10460-022-10311-8