GM crops: Public fears over 'Frankenstein food' may be easing, Independent poll reveals
Published on 23 July 2013
More people support rather than oppose the growing of genetically modified crops and more of them are prepared to buy and eat GM foods than not, according to a survey for The Independent.
As the Government launches a drive to persuade people to eat more GM foods, the ComRes poll suggests that public fears about so-called "Frankenstein food" may be easing. Asked if they would support the growing of GM crops in the UK, 47 per cent agreed, while 42 per cent disagreed and 11 per cent replied don't know. Men (57 per cent) were more likely than women (38 per cent) to support the idea.