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Title: Biotechnology: an essay on the academy, cultural attitudes and public policy
Author: Kershen, Drew L.
Keywords: cultural values
precautionary principle
technology assessment
product regulation
Date: 1999
Publisher: AgBioForum
Citation: AgBioForum 2(2) 1999: 137-146.
Abstract: Biotechnology is the latest historical example of a scientific discipline creating enormous cultural, social, and public policy controversies. By comparing biotechnology to these past controversies, and by comparing biotechnology to present-day computer technology, Professor Kershen argues that acceptance or rejection of biotechnology will ultimately occur as a result of ideological and political beliefs and pressures. He argues that the debate about biotechnology will not be resolved primarily based on expanded knowledge and understanding of biotechnology as a science.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/1212
ISSN: 1522-936X

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