Biotechnology in the Netherlands: controversy or consensus?

Jan M. Gutteling

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This paper addresses the issue of public perception of modern biotechnology in the Netherlands. Contrary to expectations, data from the 1999 Eurobarometer on biotechnology indicate that the position of the Dutch public in general is rather ambiguous, which is in contrast to many of its neighboring countries. The issue is described in terms of differences between the Netherlands and other European countries on political-economic, social-cultural, or media coverage indicators. On many indicators, the Dutch population differs from that of other European countries, and the Dutch opinion-leading media present a rather balanced perspective on modern biotechnology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-142-
Number of pages12
JournalPublic understanding of science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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  • METIS-206325


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