A Christian View on Genetic Modification (GM) Essay by Peter Pen

A Christian View on Genetic Modification (GM)
Examines GM from a Christian, ethical perspective.
# 51581 | 2,229 words | 12 sources | APA | 2004


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This essay considers some of the main issues related to genetic modification (GM), which has become an issue for the general public in recent years. The paper discusses some of the possible effects of allowing GM crops to be grown by considering the benefits and threats of this new technology from the viewpoint of a Christian ethic.

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"As to whether the benefits outweighs the risks, a consequentialist approach through a utilitarian framework makes no judgement as to whether a particular action is good or bad, and its notion of good is pragmatic rather than an absolute. The possible benefits and harms are not comprehensive. It is of course impossible to anticipate all possible future benefits or harms that might result from the development of GE due to the lack of thorough research into the potentially harmful effects on human health and the environment. I urge that GM crops be subject to rigorous and comprehensive risk assessment prior to farm scale trials before plating on commercial basis."

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