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The public, the media and agricultural biotechnology

Author: Dominique Brossard; James Shanahan; T Clint Nesbitt
Publisher: Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, ©2007.
Series: CAB books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book examines public perception, public deliberation and media presentation of agricultural biotechnology and genetically modified foods. Part I (chapters 1-7) is a review of some of the studies of public opinion about agricultural biotechnology, especially genetically modified organisms. Part II (chapters 8-11) focuses on empirical tests of theories of opinion formation using biotechnology as a case study.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Media, the public and agricultural biotechnology.
Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, ©2007
(DLC) 2006024389
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Brossard; James Shanahan; T Clint Nesbitt
ISBN: 9781845932053 1845932056 1280857943 9781280857942 9786610857944 6610857946
OCLC Number: 262882134
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 405 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Perspectives on communication about agricultural biotechnology / D. Brossard and J. Shanahan --
Public perceptions of agricultural biotechnology in the UK : the case of GM foods / W. Poortinga and N. Pidgeon --
German reactions to genetic engineering in food production / H.P. Peters and M. Sawicka --
Mass media and public perceptions of red and green biotechnology : a case from Switzerland / H. Bonfadelli, U. Dahinden and M. Leonarz --
Genetically modified foods : U.S. public opinion research polls / W. Fink and M. Rodemeyer --
Biotechnology and consumer information / J. Kolodinsky --
What do Brazilians think about transgenics? / L. Massarani and I. de Castro Moreira --
Where do science debates come from? : understanding attention cycles and framing / M.C. Nishet and M. Huge --
Opinion climates, spirals of silence, and biotechnology : public opinion as a heuristic for scientific decision-making / D.A. Scheufele --
The hostile media effect and opinions about biotechnology / A.C. Gunther and J.L. Liebhart --
Risk communication, risk beliefs, and democracy : the case of agricultural biotechnology / S. Dunwoody and R.J. Griffin --
The GEO-PIE project : case study of Web-based outreach at Cornell University, USA / T.C. Nesbitt --
Governing controversial technologies : consensus conferences as a communication tool / J. Medlock, R. Downey, and E. Einsiedel --
The Bt maize experience in the Philippines : a multi-stakeholder convergence / M.J. Navarro [and others] --
Food aid crisis and communication about GM foods : experience from Southern Africa / L.E. Mumba --
Approval process and adoption of Bollgard cotton in India : a private company perspective / R. Barwale [and others].
Series Title: CAB books.
Other Titles: Media, the public and agricultural biotechnology
Responsibility: edited by Dominique Brossard, James Shanahan, and T. Clint Nesbitt.
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This book reviews the literature on communication about biotechnology. Other books deal with this topic, however this book with the use of case studies, looks at public opinion data, communication  Read more...


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