Genetic Engineering

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The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume ...

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Overview

The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737764413
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 10/19/2012
  • Series: Global Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 973,449
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Genetic Engineering and Crops

1 Genetically Modified Crops Can Prevent World Hunger Henry Miller 20

2 GM Will Enslave Farmers and Intensify Hunger Gathuru Mburu 27

3 In Australia, Genetically Modified Crops Are Needed to Keep Farming Competitive Maree McKay 35

4 In India, Genetically Modified Crops Have Caused Economic Disaster Mae-Wan Ho 40

5 China Must Develop Genetically Modified Crops to Mitigate Climate Change Lan Lan 51

6 Genetically Engineered Crops Will Not Help Mitigate Climate Change Pete Riley Kirtana Chandrasekaran Ronnie Hall 58

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 71

Chapter 2 Genetic Engineering and Disease

1 In Germany and the United States, Bee Colony Crashes May Be Linked to Genetically Modified Crops Gunther Latsch 73

2 There Is No Evidence That Bee Colony Crashes Worldwide Are Linked to Genetically Modified Crops Jian J. Duan Michelle Marvier Joseph Huesing Galen Dively Zachary Y. Huang 80

3 Genetically Modified Mosquitoes May Help Eradicate Dengue Fever in Malaysia Sarah Cumberland 85

4 The Release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in Malaysia Is Dangerous and Must Be Stopped Consumers Association of Penang 93

5 The United States Faces Credible Threats from Genetically Modified Germ Warfare Jerry Warner James Ramsbotham Ewelina Tunia James J. Valdes 98

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 108

Chapter 3 Genetic Engineering and Animals

1 Genetically Modified Salmon Show Promise as a Food Source in the United States The Economist 110

2 Canada Should Regulate Dangerous Genetically Modified Salmon Alex Atamanenko 115

3 Cloning May Allow the Preservation of Endangered Animals Raul E. Piña-Aguilar Janet Lopez-Saucedo Richard Sheffield Lilia I. Ruiz-Galaz Jose de J. Barroso-Padilla Antonio Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez 119

4 Position Statement on the OIE Guidelines on Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer in Production Livestock and Horses International coalition for Animal Welfare 127

5 Chinese Scientists Seek to Use Genetically Modified Pigs to Treat Human Illnesses Oxford Journals 137

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 142

Chapter 4 Genetic Engineering in Humans

1 Genetic Testing Will Help Many with Dangerous Diseases Claudia Kalb 144

2 Designer Babies, Stem Cells, and the Market for Genetics: The Limits of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act Samantha King 154

3 In Ireland, Human Embryos Should Be Treated as Human Life Kevin Doran 169

4 In Japan, Some Genetic Manipulation of Human Embryos Is Acceptable Satoshi Kodama Akira Akabayashi 176

5 Islamic Scholars Oppose Human Cloning Based on Social Practice and Ethics Abdulaziz Sachedina 187

6 Social Practices and Traditional Ethics Should Adjust to New Technologies Such as Human Cloning Nestor Micheli Morales 197

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 208

For Further Discussion 209

Organizations to Contact 211

Bibliography of Books 216

Index 219

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