Public Attitudes on GMOs: Dominique Brossard is professor and Chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is on the steering committee of the UW-Madison Robert & Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology. Her work concentrates on the intersection of science, media, and policy in the department’s Science, Media and the Public research group. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a former board member of the International Network of Public Communication of Science and Technology, she is an internationally known expert in public opinion dynamics related to controversial scientific issues. Abstract: After summarizing the main scientific advances in genetic engineering technology as applied to food and agriculture, this talk will examine trends in public attitudes toward GMOs and the main factors influencing public opinion toward controversial technologies in the U.S. and worldwide.

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