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We are Foundation in Medical Science ( FMS ) students from Centre for Foundation Studies

( CFS ) are conducting a survey on disadvantages of genetically modified food for human health
among MSU students. Please do answer the question below and your cooperation is kindly
appreciated. Thank you.

1.

Gender

Male (

2.

Age

18 20 (

) 20 -22 (

) 23 -25 (

3.

Race

Malay (

) Indian (

) Chinese (

4.

Status

Single (

) Married (

5.

Have you heard about genetically modified food ?


Yes

6.

No

Female (

Others (

Will you pay attention to check whether the food is genetically modified food or not before
you buy ?
Yes

7.

No

No

Is there enough information available about genetically modified food ?


Yes

9.

Have you bought genetically modified food from supermarket or other places ?
Yes

8.

No

Unsure

Do you think genetically modified food is harmful to human health ?


Yes

No

Unsure

10.

Do you read the labels on food products ?


All

11.

Some (

Never

No

How do you rate the importance of you and your familys health ?
Low

13.

Have you ever bought originally-grown foods ?


Yes

12.

Medium (

High

All of the following products contain genetically modified components, tick the one ( s )
you know ?
Rice

14.

Tomato (

Ice-cream

Genetically modified crops currently on the market have been developed to increase yield,
curbing world hunger.
Yes

15.

No

Unsure

There have been no documented cases of animal or health problems due to the consumption
of genetically modified organisms.
True

16.

False (

How is genetic engineering done ? Tick the correct answer.


Genes from one species are split and then placed in a sterile, antibiotic resistant environment
to combine traits.

There are several rather crude, imprecise ways via which scientist attempt to combine genes
of one species with another such as a gene gun, electric shocks, fine needles, or the use of a
virus or bacteria to infect cells.

Two scientists put on their safety goggles and lab coats and slosh around in a tub of genes in
rubber boots to combine traits of several species together ( like making wine). (

17.

Have genetically modified organisms ( GMO ) been proven to be safe for consumption?
Yes, genetically modified organisms ( GMO ) are more nutritional then old fashioned
natural food.

Some genetically modified organisms ( GMO ) have been proven safe by the FDA. (
The USDA requires rigorous safety testing of all genetically modified organisms. (

)
)

No. There have been no in-depth long-term studies and in reality the FDA has absolutely no
safety testing requirements. (

18.

19.

Name 3 possible potential health risks associated with genetically modified foods ( GMF ).
Allergies and toxins (

New diseases

Nutritional problems (

All of the above

What is the reason(s) that you choose the genetically modified food ( GMF )?
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20.

Are foods derived from genetically modified crops required to be tested for possible allergic
reactions in people ? Why ?
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