Awareness of Grade 9 Students in Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Food Products: A Survey Study


Authors : Richelle C. Castro

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 7 - July

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6982401

Abstract : There are many modifications and advancements that happen in different fields. Science is not an exemption for it is always partnered with technology. One of the recent innovations in the field of Genetics are the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which are very controversial for its positive and negative effects to the health of the consumers, existence of stronger pests, and economic effects. This study aims to collect the general awareness and perception of Grade 9 students of a state laboratory high school about the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) products. This paper displays that the 23 Grade 9 student participants from a state laboratory high school batch 2021-2022. The male is 30.43% of the respondents’ sex and the female constitutes 69.57% of the participants. Moreover, the age range of the participants is 13-16 years old. Qualitative research method was utilized through survey questionnaires via Google Forms. The study was conducted on December 22, 2021. In conclusion, there is a lack of awareness of the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) products in terms of Basic knowledge about GMOs, and GMO products effects on human health.

Keywords : GMO, awareness, survey, high school students

There are many modifications and advancements that happen in different fields. Science is not an exemption for it is always partnered with technology. One of the recent innovations in the field of Genetics are the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which are very controversial for its positive and negative effects to the health of the consumers, existence of stronger pests, and economic effects. This study aims to collect the general awareness and perception of Grade 9 students of a state laboratory high school about the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) products. This paper displays that the 23 Grade 9 student participants from a state laboratory high school batch 2021-2022. The male is 30.43% of the respondents’ sex and the female constitutes 69.57% of the participants. Moreover, the age range of the participants is 13-16 years old. Qualitative research method was utilized through survey questionnaires via Google Forms. The study was conducted on December 22, 2021. In conclusion, there is a lack of awareness of the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) products in terms of Basic knowledge about GMOs, and GMO products effects on human health.

Keywords : GMO, awareness, survey, high school students

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