Ethics Debate
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JUST BECAUSE SCIENCE CAN GENETICALLY ENGINEER FOODS, DOESN'T MEAN WE SHOULD

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SUMMARY: "Recently the debate over genetically modified (GMO) foods has heated up again. In just the past few weeks, articles about GMOs have appeared in Slate, the New York Times, and Grist. "

Recently the debate over genetically modified (GMO) foods has heated up again. In just the past few weeks, articles about GMOs have appeared in Slate, the New York Times, and Grist. And over the weekend New York Times writer Amy Harmon wrote again of the saving graces of genetically engineered foods, this time citing “Golden Rice” as a clear example of the life saving abilities of GMOs.

GM SEED RESEARCH: WHAT’S LOCKED AND WHAT ISN’T

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SUMMARY: "In the next few posts, I’m going to look at intellectual property rights in biotechnology and corporate influence over science. There are huge, philosophical issues to grapple with here, to wit: Should we even allow ownership of organisms? When it turns out that there are Monsanto crops growing in an organic farmer’s field (accidentally?), who is at fault? "

WHY THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE MATTERS

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SUMMARY: "Precaution is arguably one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented issues in the global politics of science and technology. Misunderstood, because precaution is so often wrongly asserted to be unscientific or anti-technology. Misrepresented, because a large part of the resulting stigma can be a systematic – even deliberate – effect of power."

We need to fight for correct labeling of food

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Published: November 22, 2012
By CARMELO RUIZ-MARRERO — (MCT)
The battle for safe food is not over, despite the defeat in California.

California's Proposition 37, which would have made it mandatory to label foods containing ingredients from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), was narrowly defeated on Nov. 6 as a result of a $46 million fear-mongering propaganda campaign funded mainly by the biotechnology and food-processing industries.

Alteration of the living : new techniques explained to the layman

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Inf’OGM has published in October 2011 a report (in french) on the new techniques of biotechnology. In summer 2012, Inf’OGM decided to provide the European citizens with an English version of this report. This document is available on Inf'OGM's website and attached for your convenience.

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