Campus Units

Sociology, Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, Agronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2018

Journal or Book Title

GM Crops & Food

First Page

1

Last Page

6

DOI

10.1080/21645698.2018.1454192

Abstract

Biotech news coverage in English-language Russian media fits the profile of the Russian information warfare strategy described in recent military reports. This raises the question of whether Russia views the dissemination of anti-GMO information as just one of many divisive issues it can exploit as part of its information war, or if GMOs serve more expansive disruptive purposes. Distinctive patterns in Russian news provide evidence of a coordinated information campaign that could turn public opinion against genetic engineering. The recent branding of Russian agriculture as the ecologically clean alternative to genetically engineered foods is suggestive of an economic motive behind the information campaign against western biotechnologies.

Comments

This article is published as Dorius, Shawn F., and Carolyn J. Lawrence-Dill. "Sowing the seeds of skepticism: Russian state news and anti-GMO sentiment." GM crops & food (2018): 1-6. doi: 10.1080/21645698.2018.1454192.

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Taylor & Francis

Language

en

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