Sat 15 Mar, 2014 10:50 am
How Was the Study Conducted?
This report examined the three major stakeholders of agricultural biotech-
nology:GE seed suppliers and technology providers (biotech firms),
farmers,and consumers. To examine biotech and seed firms,we used infor-
mation from the literature as well as from the database of USDA approvals
of field testing for new GE varieties. To study seed users,we drew on ERS
studies based on USDA farm surveys,and to review the consumer perspec-
tive,we summarized surveys of consumers!ˉattitudes from the literature
There is a bureau of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which is called the Economic Research Service, so i'd say that's a reasonable assumption.