FPJ1203E - Domonko, ES, McFadden, BR & Mullally, C (2015), Biotechnology Applications for Consumers in Developing Areas and Consumer Acceptance

FPJ1203E - Domonko, ES, McFadden, BR & Mullally, C (2015), Biotechnology Applications for Consumers in Developing Areas and Consumer Acceptance

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FPJ1203E – Domonko, ES, McFadden, BR & Mullally, C (2015), Biotechnology Applications for Consumers in Developing Areas and Consumer Acceptance, in Farm Policy Journal, vol. 9, no. 2, Spring 2015, pp. 25-35, Surry Hills, Australia.

Malnutrition is the most common cause of death for young children and pregnant women in developing countries. Regions like sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia contain 98% of the world’s malnourished population. About 67% and 63% of the total population in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, respectively, reside in rural areas where agriculture is their main source of food and income. Adoption of biotechnology such as genetically engineered crops and transgenic livestock provides an alternative solution against malnutrition in these regions since most consumers are also producers of agricultural products. However, the potential positive impacts of biotechnology can be limited by public acceptance. Education coupled with a more relaxed regulation, in both developing areas and by trade partners, will help these technologies reach full potential.

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