Food Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective by Paul B. ThompsonFood Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective by Paul B. Thompson

Food Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective

EditorPaul B. Thompson

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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This revised edition updates Thompson's trail-blazing study of ethical and philosophical issues raised by biotechnology. The 1997 book was the first by a philosopher to address food and agricultural biotechnology, discussing ethical issues associated with risk assessment, labelling, animal transformation, patents, and impact on traditional farming communities. The new edition addresses the debates of the intervening decade, including cloning, the Precautionary Principle, and the biotechnology debate between the United States and Europe.
Title:Food Biotechnology in Ethical PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048174465

ISBN - 13:9789048174461

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1: Ethical Perspectives on Food Biotechnology ; 2: The Presumptive Case for Food Biotechnology; 3: Biotechnology policy and the Problem of UnintendedConsequences; 4: Food Safety and the Ethics of Consent; 5: Animal Health and Welfare; 6: Ethical Issues in Livestock Cloning; 7: Ethics and Environmental Impact; 8: Social Consequences; 9: Conceptions of Property and the Biotechnology Debate; 10: Religious and Metaphysical Opposition to Biotechnology; 11: Communication, Education and the Problem of Trust; Bibliography.