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dc.contributor.authorKershen, Drew L.
dc.date.issued2000
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."en
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en
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.en
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum 3(1) 2000: 69-74.en
dc.identifier.issn1522-936X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/1177
dc.publisherAgBioForumen
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 3, no. 1 (2000)
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)
dc.source.urihttp://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/v3n1/v3n1a11-kershen.htm
dc.subjectnatural worlden
dc.subjectgenetically modifying organisms (GMOs)en
dc.subject.lcshGaia hypothesisen
dc.subject.lcshNaturalismen
dc.subject.lcshBacillus thuringiensisen
dc.subject.lcshCorn -- Genetic engineering -- Insect resistance -- Government policyen
dc.titleThe concept of natural: implications for biotechnology regulationen
dc.typeArticleen


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