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Emotional attitudes of young people completing secondary schools towards genetic modification of organisms (GMO) and genetically modified foods (GMF).
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PMID:  24738526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective. The objective of the study was recognition of the opinions of adolescents completing secondary schools concerning genetically modified organisms and genetically modified food, especially the respondents' emotional attitude towards scientific achievements in the area of live genetically modified organisms. Material and method. The study covered a group of 500 school adolescents completing secondary school at the level of maturity examination. The study was conducted by the method of a diagnostic survey using a self-designed questionnaire form. Results. Knowledge concerning the possible health effects of consumption of food containing GMO among adolescents competing secondary schools is on a relatively low level; the adolescents examined 'know rather little' or 'very little know' about this problem. In respondents' opinions the results of reliable studies pertaining to the health effects of consumption of GMO 'rather do not exist'. The respondents are against the cultivation of GM plants and breeding of GM animals on own farm in the future. Secondary school adolescents considered that the production of genetically modified food means primarily the enrichment of biotechnological companies, higher income for food producers, and not the elimination of hunger in the world or elimination of many diseases haunting humans.
Anna Jurkiewicz; Jerzy Zagórski; Franciszek Bujak; Stanisław Lachowski; Magdalena Florek-Łuszczki
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1898-2263     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Agric Environ Med     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9500166     Medline TA:  Ann Agric Environ Med     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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