Biotechnology, described as “the manipulation of microorganisms to perform certain processes,” is developing very quickly, but public opinion and acceptance of it may not be evolving as fast. In fact the more we hear about biotechnology, the more it seems we hear an outcry against it. However, this opposition may be less pervasive than we think, or may only need a better education around the topic. While public opinion informs many things from policy to law, it is very important we make sure these opinions are formed by informed citizens, and not based in emotions such as fear.
To learn more, refer to the infographic below created by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s Online Master’s in Health Law and Policy program.