Saturday, 11 October 2008

Ethical dilemmas

A number of companies are working on genetic modifications to seeds/plants to improve the productivity of agriculture. Good - the world need to grow more food. Bad - not all the risks are known.

This is not a productivity issue ... it is an ethical issue for society. Should we do it. Not my call. Though I am a passionate advocate of new technology applied appropriately, I have doubts about the wisdom of genetic modification. But I don't want to make the ruling ... I just want an informed debate and then a consensus to emerge. Collectively we can take the risk ... commercially we should not.

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