Public understandings of biotechnology in New Zealand : factors affecting acceptability rankings of five selected biotechnologies

dc.contributor.authorHunt, Lesley M.
dc.contributor.authorFairweather, John R.
dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Fiona J.
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-16T02:05:50Z
dc.date.issued2003-12
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.identifier.issn1170-7682en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/738
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen
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.subject.anzsrcANZSRC::0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biologyen
dc.subject.marsdenMarsden::370602 Sociology and social studies of science and technology
dc.titlePublic understandings of biotechnology in New Zealand : factors affecting acceptability rankings of five selected biotechnologiesen
dc.typeMonograph
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitAgribusiness and Economics Research Unit
pubs.editionResearch Report No. 266en
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/738en
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