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What Can Nanotechnology Learn From Biotechnology? : Social and Ethical Lessons for Nanoscience from the Debate over Agrifood Biotechnology and GMOs - Kenneth David

What Can Nanotechnology Learn From Biotechnology?

Social and Ethical Lessons for Nanoscience from the Debate over Agrifood Biotechnology and GMOs

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Published: 1st February 2008
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"What Can Nanotechnology Learn From Biotechnology?" presents diverse perspectives on biotechnology and nanotechnologies. Avoiding extreme perspectives, unwarranted hype and absolute rejection, this book explores the diverse territory of proponents and opponents of challenging but potentially risky technologies. Contributions from recognized experts in their fields represent the perspectives of a diverse range of stakeholders.
This book details the lessons to be learned from the controversy over genetically modified foods, and how those lessons can be applied to developing nanotechnologies, particularly agricultural and other food-related applications. Exploring the environmental, social and ethical impact of nanotechnology in addition to the technical and economical impacts, it an ideal reference for any scientist, engineer, research program administrator, resource allocator, and NGO advocate.
Key Features:
*Addresses the growing concern over the responsibility of science to the impacted population
*Uses real-world experience to outline practical approaches for emerging technologies
*Addresses the concerns of science as well as social science

Introduction: Putting Nanofears and Nanobenefits in Context
Learning from mistakes: Missteps in public acceptance issues with GMOs
Building a new technology business: A framework for translating biotechnology experience to nanotechnology
Of Hype, Home, and Handles: A Biotechnologiy Activist Looks at Nanotechnology
Values Matters: Science, Technology, and Social Values
The Lessons of Biotech Patenting
The Ethics of Agri-Food Biotechnology: How can an Agricultural Technology be so Important?
Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Media and Public Opinion
From Bio to Nano: Learning the Lessons, Interrogating the Comparison
Nano and Bio: How are they Alike? How are they Different?
Legal Lessons Learned from Agri-Food Biotechnology and GMOs
Understanding the Basis for Public Acceptance or Rejection of Technology: The Need for Theoretical Integration
Nanotechnology as Viewed by a Research Scientist: A Counterpoint Between Technological Development and Public Acceptance
Conclusions and Reflections for Future Nanotechnologists
Appendix: Participants in the October 2005 Workshop
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ISBN: 9780123739902
ISBN-10: 012373990X
Series: Food Science and Technology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1