In 2016, A Survey Found That 32% Of Americans Thought Vegetables Didn’t Have DNA

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In addition, 80 percent wanted “food containing DNA” labeled as having DNA.

According to Reason Magazine, a Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal study found that 32 percent of respondents thought that “vegetables did not have DNA.” In addition, 33 percent did not think that non-GM tomatoes contained genes.

84 percent of respondents supported labeling food containing genetically modified ingredients—and a nearly identical 80 percent wanted to see “food containing DNA” labeled as having DNA.

"Consumers think they know more than they actually do about GM food," said University of Florida food economist Brandon McFadden and co-author Jayson Lusk about the results. “The findings question the usefulness of results from opinion polls as motivation for public policy surrounding GM food."

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