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The concept of natural: implications for biotechnology regulation

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dc.contributor.author Kershen, Drew L.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-20T18:37:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-20T18:37:55Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.citation AgBioForum 3(1) 2000: 69-74. en
dc.identifier.issn 1522-936X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/1177
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.description Includes bibliographical references. en
dc.description.abstract The 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.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AgBioForum en
dc.source.uri http://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/v3n1/v3n1a11-kershen.htm
dc.subject natural world en
dc.subject genetically modifying organisms (GMOs) en
dc.subject.lcsh Gaia hypothesis en
dc.subject.lcsh Naturalism en
dc.subject.lcsh Bacillus thuringiensis en
dc.subject.lcsh Corn -- Genetic engineering -- Insect resistance -- Government policy en
dc.title The concept of natural: implications for biotechnology regulation en
dc.type Article en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University 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.relation.ispartofcollection AgBioForum, vol. 3, no. 1 (2000)


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