Exaggerated perception of GMO risk doesn’t align with political left

Despite the common claim that GMO-aversion is a problem of the political left, this does not seem to be so.

Cultural polarization on risks is the exception and not the rule. A polarized future for GM food risks is possible, but we’re not there yet, and any interesting prediction of why that’s where we’ll end up would have to reflect a decent theoretical account of why GM foods will emerge as one of the lucky few risk sources that get to travel down the polarization path when so many don’t.

Read the full, original article: MAPKIA! Episode 31 “Answer”: culturally programmed risk predispositions alert to “fracking” but say “enh” (pretty much) to GM foods

 

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