My first thoughts were similar to those I've included below - there was a side article disagreeing with the findings of this one - how do you expect people to avoid foods that are part of their everyday diet?
"Besides the fact that they do not have sufficient knowledge of issues relating to GM food - like nutrition, social costs to farmers, monopoly, protection of the environment and biodiversity - it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that uninformed Asians have little or no choice but to accept the food on offer, especially so if it is part of their staple diet.
Your report also mentioned that 'Western counterparts ... tend to be sceptical about GM foods'. I hope this does not imply that scepticism is a bad idea for Asians. A little scepticism is healthy. It shows that we care - deeply.
To be fair, what sceptical Europeans reject is the attempt by some food industries and their lobbyists to make them guinea pigs without having a thorough debate on the impact of GM food on the well-being of the people and the environment.
Unfortunately, Asians without access to reliable information cannot make an informed decision on GM food.
DANIEL KOH KAH SOON"