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Cover for Ethical tensions from new technology: the case of agricultural biotechnology.

This book is an exploration into ethical tensions that new technology creates, with a particular focus on agricultural biotechnology and genetically modified (GM) food. There are four main arenas where new technologies generally, and agricultural biotechnology in particular, create ethical...

Author(s)
James, H. S., Jr.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for New technology, ethical tensions and the mediating role of translational research.

This chapter presents two cases that relate to innovations in smallholder contexts, where food insecurity and a changing climate create a context of vulnerability framed by uncertainty and risks. The innovations (genetically modified cassava for smallholder farming in Kenya and remote-sensing...

Author(s)
Valdivia, C.; James, H. S., Jr.; Quiroz, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ethical tensions from a 'science alone' approach in communicating genetic engineering science to consumers.

This chapter identifies and examines the ethical tension between the need to communicate the risks and benefits of science and technology to the public and the science and ethics of such communication. It begins with a historical background of the commercialization of genetically engineered (GE)...

Author(s)
Kolodinsky, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Against the (GM) grain: ethical tensions and agrobiotechnology activism in the USA.

This chapter examines the history of public discourse and anti-biotechnology political activism in the USA. It presents two case studies of public dissent in the USA: Occupy The Farm and March Against Monsanto. The case studies show that the early framing of GM foods in terms of harm and risk...

Author(s)
Jones, B. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The use and abuse of the term 'GMO' in the 'common weal rhetoric' against the application of modern biotechnology in agriculture.

This chapter addresses the shift of discursive power from supporters to opponents of GMOs over the past three decades from a social psychology as well as a political economy perspective. In this context, the view that opponents of GMOs are driven by ethical concerns is challenged. Opportunistic...

Author(s)
Aerni, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Collaborating with the enemy? A view from down under on GM research partnerships.

This chapter explores the distribution of funding and approvals for GM crops in Australia in order to determine if private interests dominate public research in agricultural biotechnology and if public interests can be served by collaborations with private organizations. Although a highly detailed...

Author(s)
Ankeny, R. A.; Bray, H. J.; McKinley, K. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Three models of public opinion and public interest for agricultural biotechnology: precautionary, conventional and accommodative.

The normative research question addressed in this chapter is whether the public interest means agricultural biotechnology should lead (and thus reshape) public opinion or wait for public opinion to become sufficiently supportive. The chapter considers three models of how public opinion is linked to ...

Author(s)
Windsor, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetically modified organisms in food: ethical tensions and the labeling initiative.

This chapter explores the ethical implications of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food that originate from plants genetically altered through bioengineering. The chapter analyses the new federal statute recently passed in the USA purportedly to label these foods and evaluates whether in...

Author(s)
Strauss, D. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ethical tensions in regulation of agricultural biotechnology and their impact on policy outcomes: evidence from the USA and India.

This chapter uses the USA and India as case examples to analyse how ethical tensions arise related to agricultural biotechnology policy and how institutional framework and domestic politics address these ethical tensions and contribute to divergence in regulatory policy outcomes. It is shown, for...

Author(s)
Kolady, D. E.; Srivastava, S. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Technological pragmatism: navigating the ethical tensions created by agricultural biotechnology.

This chapter provides a path through the thicket of ethical tensions created by innovations in agricultural biotechnology. It first explains the notion of a technological fix and technological fix criticisms, and then clarifies and evaluates two opposing philosophies of technology which can be...

Author(s)
Scott, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter

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