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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 28-33
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2010.28.33
Perceptions and Attitudes of Riyadh University Students towards Products Derived from Genetically Modified Crops in Saudi Arabia
Dalal Hamad Al-jebreen

Abstract:
A survey was conducted during 2008 to assess the attitudes and perceptions of the Riyadh University students towards genetically modified crops and foods. Using descriptive analysis, it was found that the majority of surveyed students had good knowledge of genetic modifications, but lack knowledge about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) values. Most respondents would not purchase clearly labelled GMO products, though considerable number of the respondents was ready to taste or try the products. It is evident from these results that majority of university students who participated in this survey, in general had very little information or didn’t know the genetic engineering technology e.g., gene therapy, fingerprinting, role in reducing pesticide application etc., as appeared in the results, therefore, most of the participants did not know or thought GM foods are harmful and could not be easily detected. The implication of this result is that majority will not support GM products.
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How to cite this article:

Dalal Hamad Al-jebreen , 2010. Perceptions and Attitudes of Riyadh University Students towards Products Derived from Genetically Modified Crops in Saudi Arabia. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 13: 28-33.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2010.28.33

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2010.28.33

 
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