6. Franken-food or techno-fix? – Ethical issues of GMOs in Europe

  • M. Kaiser
  • September 2017, Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-845-2_6

GM food and ethics

What is it about?

Overview over public debate since the 1990's and how and why ethics plays a role in it.

Why is it important?

Risk is not the most decisive argument against gm food, at least if the science is to be trusted so far; however, from an ethical point of view there are many critical aspects to consider.


Professor Matthias Kaiser
Universitetet i Bergen

At the heart of the confloict is a choice about what future we want, what values we adhere to, and how we deal with uncertainties in public policy.

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