Assessment Of Kenyan Public Perception On Genetic Engineering Of Food Crops And Their Products

Genetic modification has come a long way since its inception with the first genetically engineered human insulin in 1982 and the first genetically modified tomato in 1994. The use of genetic engineering to modify crops has been a controversial issue which has raised scientific, environmental, economic, social and ethical/moral as well as religious concerns. In Kenya, the debate has been conducted with little involvement of key stakeholders, in particular farmers and consumers. Thorough exploitation of public opinion on Genetically Modified crops and foods is lacking to date in the country. Consequently, an extensive literature review on current issues pertaining to transgenic crops was done and a survey was carried out in Kenya covering all the country‘s 8 provinces between November 2007 and June 2008 with the objective of assessing people‘s attitudes, opinions and knowledge of genetically modified crops and foods. The targeted population for the survey involved Kenyan adult civilian population (aged 18 or older). The objective was to attain a sample size of 1200 to achieve a sampling error rate of +3.7 percent. Four {4} clusters were set to ensure a balanced representation of all stakeholders in the country; A (general consumers), B (farmers), C (academia), D (scientists). In addition, efforts were made to ensure that the sample drawn for this study was representative of the Kenyan population through Simple Random Sampling,

Systematic Sampling, Convenient and Snowball Sampling as was appropriate. The data in this study was obtained via completion of questionnaires. Specifically, the survey instrument was designed to gather information on the public‘s general awareness, knowledge and attitudes on various issues pertaining to the use of genetic engineering on crops and food production, public approval of the use of genetic engineering and public
views about various private, foreign and public institutions associated with biotechnology research and product development.
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APA

HENRY, A (2021). Assessment Of Kenyan Public Perception On Genetic Engineering Of Food Crops And Their Products. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-kenyan-public-perception-on-genetic-engineering-of-food-crops-and-their-products

MLA 8th

HENRY, ANUNDA "Assessment Of Kenyan Public Perception On Genetic Engineering Of Food Crops And Their Products" Afribary. Afribary, 01 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-kenyan-public-perception-on-genetic-engineering-of-food-crops-and-their-products. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

HENRY, ANUNDA . "Assessment Of Kenyan Public Perception On Genetic Engineering Of Food Crops And Their Products". Afribary, Afribary, 01 Jun. 2021. Web. 13 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-kenyan-public-perception-on-genetic-engineering-of-food-crops-and-their-products >.

Chicago

HENRY, ANUNDA . "Assessment Of Kenyan Public Perception On Genetic Engineering Of Food Crops And Their Products" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-kenyan-public-perception-on-genetic-engineering-of-food-crops-and-their-products