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  • March 19, 2019
  • Bauer, Melody
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
  • ABSTRACT Melody Bauer: Transatlantic Differences in GMO Preferences (Under the direction of Gary Marks) The transatlantic divide between the United States and the European Union on genetically modified organisms is reflected in the distinct regulatory approaches, levels in crop cultivation, and consumer acceptance. The purpose of this paper is to outline the key characteristics of the different attitudes and regulatory approaches on genetically engineered crops and food as well as connect the dots of the preferences of the actors involved and how they have influenced consumers’ preferences, the policymaking process, and regulatory outcomes. Public opinion, institutional structures, and cultural approaches to agriculture, and land usage are among the key features that help to explain the contrasting approaches and regulatory outcomes seen in the United States and the European Union.
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  • Hooghe, Liesbet
  • Marks, Gary
  • Stephens, John
  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2018

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