Most studies of consumer attitudes toward biotechnology and its products are favorable, according to Monsanto. However, significant skepticism still exists about biotechnology's effects on humans and the food supply such as how genetically altered products are labeled, tested and regulated.

Global acceptance is also increasing with products grown and marketed in the U.S. and exported to Japan and Canada. However, confidence falls sharply in the European Union. With more than 30 million acres of commercial genetically modified crops planted globally, not a single acre was planted in European Union countries.

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