This descriptive research was conducted to obtain scientific information on the perception towards GMOs of regulatory bodies and service providers by administering questionnaires to randomly selected 405 respondents drawn from 5 regional states (Amhara, Afar, BenshangulGumuz, Somali, and Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples) and 2 city administrations (Addis Ababa City administration and Dire Dawa City Council). The result shows that the perception towards the GMO of majority of the regulators and service providers was negative. It was found that 50.9% of respondents, even those who have sufficient information about GMOs, thought GMOs are dangerous for the environment and the society. This study recommends the awareness towards GMO for public and regulatory body should be increased by the government through promotion, and increase the media coverage about GM.
Keywords: GMOs; Perception; Information; Regulatory; Service providers