The Genetically Engineered Food Debate
A personal stand paper on an aspect of the genetically engineered food debate, focusing on the Monsanto vs. Percy Schmeiser litigation case.
# 131089 | 2,500 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Biology (Genetics) , Biology (Ecology) , Law (General) , Canadian Studies (General)
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In this article, the writer looks at the ongoing debate about the genetic manipulation of foodstuffs with an eye towards exploring whether or not the expansive patent rights recently granted to plant seed developers such as Monsanto is an example of forward-thinking jurisprudence by the Canadian Supreme Court - or an instance of short-sighted legal reasoning that will create more problems than it will solve.
From the Paper:"Such a paper is important because genetically modified foodstuffs - courtesy powerful multinationals - are more prevalent now than ever before and the likelihood that the foods we eat will be foods engineered in a laboratory somewhere is an issue which should be of the utmost concern to anyone who has reservations about eating such items and/or reservations about the ecological and environmental ramifications of introducing into an agricultural ecosystem a living organism that nature has not on its own seen fit to introduce."
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