HOUSTON -- American consumers are expressing a significant level of discomfort over the use of pesticides on crops; in fact, they prefer genetically modified fruits and vegetables if given a choice, according to a survey released during the American Farm Bureau Federation's 81st annual convention here. According to the poll, conducted by Roper Starch Worldwide in July and August 1999, 73% of the 1,002 adult consumers surveyed said that they would accept biotechnology as a trade-off for not ...

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