The researchers surveyed 372 students to find out what they thought about meat from genetically engineered (GE) animals . The answer: they found that in addition to a willingness to purchase meat from GE animals, respondents who said they read labels when shopping were more likely to purchase meat from GE animals. The results also suggested that respondents who trust scientists to tell them the truth about biotechnology and meat production were more likely to purchase meat produced from biotech animals.
The researchers wrote,
“As food and fiber production continue be [sic] impacted by scientific advancement, the question continues to be whether consumers will accept those new or improved products. In this study we looked at students because they are the future consumers.”
That is the key, because students are our future, and genetic engineering is the future of food.