Debates on Genetically Modified Crops in the Context of Sustainable Development

TitleDebates on Genetically Modified Crops in the Context of Sustainable Development
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsGerasimova, K
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2016
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
Keywordseconomic , ENVIRONMENTAL , GENETICALLY , GM , NGOs , sustainable , Transgenic
AbstractThe paper discusses conflicts in perceptions of GM crops illustrating the complexities of GM debates and applications of the concept of sustainable development. The concept consists of three discourses that both opponents and supporters of GM crops refer to in their analyses: environmentalism, social and economic development and the two sub-issues of sustainable development-biodiversity loss and food security. This creates a unique situation when both proponents and opponents of GM food use the same framework of sustainable development to support their arguments and do not reach a common ground. This will be illustrated by a review of the arguments brought by these two groups. 
NotesGerasimova, Ksenia 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB39DT UK; Source Info: Apr2016, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p525; Subject Term: TRANSGENIC plants; Subject Term: GENETICALLY modified foods; Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE development; Subject Term: ECONOMIC development; Subject Term: ENVIRONMENTAL policy; Author-Supplied Keyword: GM crops; Author-Supplied Keyword: NGOs; Author-Supplied Keyword: Sustainable development; NAICS/Industry Codes: 912910 Other provincial and territorial public administration; NAICS/Industry Codes: 924110 Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs; NAICS/Industry Codes: 926110 Administration of General Economic Programs; Number of Pages: 23p; Document Type: Article