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dc.contributor.authorHunt, Lesley M.en
dc.contributor.authorFairweather, John R.en
dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Fiona J.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-16T02:05:50Z
dc.date.issued2003-12en
dc.identifier.issn1170-7682en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/738
dc.description.abstractIn a study of public perceptions about biotechnology eleven focus groups were conducted throughout New Zealand. In the course of each focus group the participants were asked to rank for acceptability five different exemplars of biotechnology:a treatment of sheep to reduce their methane emission; a throat lozenge which placed beneficial bacteria in the mouth; a potato that was genetically modified by the addition of a synthetic toad gene to resist potato rot; the use of stem cells from embryos to treat Alzheimer's Disease; and the use of a genetically modified bacterium to break down DDT residue in the soil. This report focuses on the factors that participants considered when making their acceptability ranking decisions.en
dc.format.extent1-153en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Uniten
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/738en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAERU Research Reporten
dc.subjectbiotechnologyen
dc.subjectpublic opinionen
dc.titlePublic understandings of biotechnology in New Zealand : factors affecting acceptability rankings of five selected biotechnologiesen
dc.typeMonograph
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::370000 Studies in Human Society::370600 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine::370602 Sociology and social studies of science and technologyen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitAgribusiness and Economics Research Uniten
dc.subject.anzsrc0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biologyen
pubs.editionResearch Report No. 266en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/738en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen


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