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dc.contributor.authorKershen, Drew L.eng
dc.date.issued2000eng
dc.description"This commentary is a revision of a paper presented to the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), Forum on Biotechnology, February 2, 2000, in Colorado Springs, Colorado."eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.description.abstractThe General Synod Board for Social Responsibility of the Church of England (1999) issued a report entitled Genetically Modified Organisms: A Briefing Paper. In this report, that is cautiously favorable towards biotechnology, the Synod Board states that enormous concern exists at the prospect of genetically modifying organisms arising from a sense that genetically modified foods are radically unnatural. In this paper, I will explore this concern that the genetic modification of organisms is unnatural as a reflection of competing concepts about the natural world. As I undertake this exploration, I acknowledge that the concept of the natural is immensely complex and that my comments barely grapple with the complexities. Despite these limitations, the concept of the natural B discerning the boundary between the natural and the unnatural B appears to be central to the debate about biotechnology.eng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum 3(1) 2000: 69-74.eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/1177eng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 3, no. 1 (2000)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Division of Applied Social Sciences. Department of Agricultural Economics. Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center. AgBioForum (Journal)eng
dc.source.urihttp://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/v3n1/v3n1a11-kershen.htmeng
dc.subjectnatural worldeng
dc.subjectgenetically modifying organisms (GMOs)eng
dc.subject.lcshGaia hypothesiseng
dc.subject.lcshNaturalismeng
dc.subject.lcshBacillus thuringiensiseng
dc.subject.lcshCorn -- Genetic engineering -- Insect resistance -- Government policyeng
dc.titleThe concept of natural: implications for biotechnology regulationeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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