The GM public debate: context and communication strategies


Science communication is developing a new approach that promotes dialogue between scientists and the public. A recent example is the debate on the possible introduction of genetically modified crops into the United Kingdom. As this exercise in public engagement draws to a close, we consider the context in which this debate has taken place, and the challenges of developing such interactions between science and society.

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Figure 1: The advisory and regulatory framework for biotechnology.
Figure 2: The United States co-ordinated framework for the regulation of biotechnology.
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Hails, R., Kinderlerer, J. The GM public debate: context and communication strategies. Nat Rev Genet 4, 819–825 (2003).

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