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The Swedish Media Debate on GMO Between 1994 and 2018: What Attention was Given to Farmers' Perspectives?

Fischer, Klara and Hess, Sebastian (2022). The Swedish Media Debate on GMO Between 1994 and 2018: What Attention was Given to Farmers' Perspectives? Environmental Communication. 16 :1 , 43-62
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Abstract

This paper presents a longitudinal study of the debate on GMO in the Swedish media, comparing coverage of the topic in the general press and agricultural press. We studied 1399 articles about GMO in food and agriculture published between 1994 and 2018 in Sweden's daily and evening newspapers and agricultural publications. A combination of content analysis and statistical simulation techniques was used to identify structural breaks in the dataset and contribute understanding about how the debate shifted over time. Particular attention was paid to issues of importance to farmers in the Swedish media discourse. Our findings indicate that the debate was most intense in the mid-1990s, after which the frequency of reporting on GMOs declined overall and the debate steadily became less negative. Farmers' perspectives were given more attention than expected in the general media but, surprisingly, smallholder farming and food security in the Global South, which has been central to global and elite debates on GMO, did not appear to substantially affect media discourses in Sweden.

Authors/Creators:Fischer, Klara and Hess, Sebastian
Title:The Swedish Media Debate on GMO Between 1994 and 2018: What Attention was Given to Farmers' Perspectives?
Series Name/Journal:Environmental Communication
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:16
Number:1
Page range:43-62
Number of Pages:20
Publisher:ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR AND FRANCIS LTD
ISSN:1752-4032
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 508 Media and Communications > Media Studies
Keywords:Biotechnology, CRISPR, media, discourse, opinion
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113348
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113348
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
DOI10.1080/17524032.2021.1960406
Web of Science (WoS)000684409000001
ID Code:27093
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
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Deposited On:14 Feb 2022 13:05
Metadata Last Modified:14 Feb 2022 13:11

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