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Food Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective : Techniques and Perspectives in Food Biotechnology - Paul B. Thompson

Food Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective

Techniques and Perspectives in Food Biotechnology

Hardcover Published: May 2001
ISBN: 9780412783807
Number Of Pages: 268

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This book provides an overview of ethical issues arising in connection with progress made in food biotechnology. There is substantive discussion of the ethical issues referring to food safety, animal welfare, environmental impact, ownership of intellectual property, and consumer perception of the product. The arguments for and against issues causing major concern are evaluated, advancing the quality of the debate. It will be of interest to companies exploiting the new biotechnology techniques, government policy makers, food scientists and biotechnologist in academic research institutions.

Ethical perspectives on agri-food biotechnologyp. 21
The presumptive case for food biotechnologyp. 55
Biotechnology policy and the problem of unintended consequencesp. 73
Food safety and the ethics of consentp. 91
Animal health and welfarep. 121
Ethical issues in livestock cloningp. 147
Ethics and environmental impactp. 165
Social consequencesp. 195
Conceptions of property and the biotechnology debatep. 233
Religious and metaphysical opposition to biotechnologyp. 261
Communitcation, education and the problem of trustp. 281
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ISBN: 9780412783807
ISBN-10: 0412783800
Series: Techniques and Perspectives in Food Biotechnology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: May 2001
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 1.29