The role of mass media and lobbies in the formulation of GMO regulations

Vigani, Mauro (2017) The role of mass media and lobbies in the formulation of GMO regulations. In: Genetically modified organisms in developing countries: risk analysis and governance. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 200-214. ISBN 9781107151918

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Abstract

Mass media are intermediaries between citizens and governments in the formulation of national GMO regulation, and are used by different interest groups in an attempt to influence consumer attitudes and policy outcome. The channels through which mass media influence the public perception towards GM crops and food and the achievement of a political equilibrium to formulate GMO regulations are discussed based on social science and political economy literature. Correlation between indicators of regulation quality, mass media and the restrictiveness of GMO regulations are also shown, distinguishing between developed and less developed countries. Finally, recommendations for communication strategies are derived, taking into account the challenges of modern media and the regulation of new plant breeding techniques.

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Additional Information: This material has been published in Genetically modified organisms in developing countries: risk analysis and governance, edited by Adenle, A., Morris, E. and Murphy, D. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press.
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Rhiannon Jones
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 10:40
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 11:11
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4896

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