This is the third unit in an extensive Course on Genomics, Ethics and, Society. It was created by Clare Palmer, Penny Riggs, T.J.Kasperbauer, Jeremy Johnson at Texas A&M University, College Station and Lauren Cifuentes, Seung Won Park and Jaime McQueen at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
This unit (3) deals specifically with ethical issues raised by genomics in the context of genetics and crops. Units 1-7 each last approximately 2 weeks, and Unit 8 contains the final case study.
This course is available for anyone to use,...
This course is available for anyone to use, both in whole and in part, under a Creative Commons license.
This course received funding from the National Science Foundation, Award Number:1237881
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Genomics & Society - Exploring ethics, impacts and consequences of technological advances.
Uganda's genetically modified golden bananas
Genetically modified rice testing divides opinion in Ghana
New GM potatoes - for health and non-bruising
GM Crops could be bred to "self destruct" to prevent cross fertilization with wild plants. From Grist, Jan 2015
The Small Planet Institute
GMO Compass Site
Borlaug Institute, Texas A&M
Grist series on GMOs - In 2013, Grist ran a long series of articles exploring GMOs (the link is to the final article in the series.) There's a lot of really interesting material in these articles. Highly recommended.
2014 debate Vandana Shiva & GM Crops
Labeling GM Food | Overview
Monsanto | Labeling GM Food
Center for Food Safety | Labeling GM Food
GMO crops, ethics and environment: Rock Ethics Institute - GMOs and the Environment” attracted significant attention as part of the Rock Ethics Institute Research Ethics Lecture Series. During the event Jonathan Beever, with the help of Kristin Bergman and Michael Rury, moderated a panel of speakers including Dr. Paul Thompson (Michigan State), Dr. Kyle Whyte (Michigan State), Dr. Bart Gremmen (Wageningen University), and Dr. David Mortensen (Penn State). The panelists discuss a range of ethical issues related to questions of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their environmental implications.
Science, Ethics & Policy of GMOs & your food - Published on Oct 27, 2014 (primarily on GMO labelling); A Foley Institute Science, Ethics, and Public Policy Symposium
Oct. 28, 2014 A discussion of the science and ethics behind labeling GMOs (WA I-522 on the 2013 ballot).