U.S. CONSUMERS MAY ACCEPT BIOTECH: HOBAN

CHICAGO -- Unlike their European counterparts, U.S. consumers have little interest in biotech issues and may eventually embrace food made from genetically altered ingredients once they learn more about them, said Thomas Hoban, professor of sociology and food science at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C."This is not a top-of-mind issue in the U.S., and most people are quite happy with what

CHICAGO -- Unlike their European counterparts, U.S. consumers have little interest in biotech issues and may eventually embrace food made from genetically altered ingredients once they learn more about them, said Thomas Hoban, professor of sociology and food science at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

"This is not a top-of-mind issue in the U.S., and most people are quite happy with what is on the food label," he said in a seminar presentation at the recent SNAXPO show h

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