Thought you might be interested to see this release from a recent survey of Asian consumers on their perception of biotechnology derived foods. The results are quite positive and provide evidence that Asian consumers in five countries are ready to accept the benefits of these foods. The study was commissioned by the Asian Food Information Council, (AFIC) a non-profit organisation that communicates science based information on food safety, nutrition and health information to media, regulators and consumers in Asia.
This information is available on the AFIC website – http://afic.org/2008/IdealsEngine/_filesmgr/File/Food%20Biotechnology%20Executive%20Summary.pdf. You can view the press release at http://www.afic.org/2008/pressrelease.php?news_id=818&start=0&category_id=3&parent_id=3&arcyear=&arcmonth= or below.
Note that AFIC is currently analysing the individual data from each country and will be releasing summaries for each country in the near future. I will circulate these to you when available.
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