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Americans Choose Benefits, Not Fear

Americans don’t scare easily. Despite the anti-consumer-choice forces’ efforts to frighten people away from genetically improved foods, “most Americans are not concerned about food safety, according to the results of a new study,” Scientific American reports.

In the North Carolina State University study, two-thirds of those surveyed said they would choose genetically improved foods “to resist pesticides or be more nutritious.” In fact, most people considered food spoilage a bigger concern than genetic improvement. “Biotechnology is simply not an issue of concern for the vast majority of U.S. consumers,” the report concludes. “In fact, most U.S. consumers are looking forward to the benefits that biotechnology will provide in the future.”

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