Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Biotech Acceptance

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Nearly 70 Percent of Health Professionals Support Biotechnology's Use in Food Products

ST. LOUIS, March 31, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ ----Recent research reveals that 82 percent of healthcare professionals believe soy to be beneficial to the diet. And, the majority recognizes agricultural biotechnology as a method to make food products such as soyfoods even healthier. These findings come from the Healthcare Professional Biotechnology Awareness & Attitude Survey - sponsored by the United Soybean Board and conducted by an independent research firm in January 2009.

The study found that nearly 70 percent of healthcare professionals report having an overall favorable view of agricultural biotechnology for use in food products (68 percent). One in ten hold a negative view, while the remainder are neutral in opinion or unsure, suggesting a need for more outreach. When informed that biotechnology can be used to enhance soybeans in precise ways, the majority of survey respondents found these developments impressive enough they would recommend increased soyfood consumption to patients: Read More

Biotechnology is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to feeding the population of this world. Humans have been improving our food supplies for thousands of years. Biotechnology has just sped up the process.

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