ISBN-10:
1438428952
ISBN-13:
9781438428956
Pub. Date:
10/30/2009
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Acceptable Genes?: Religious Traditions and Genetically Modified Foods

Acceptable Genes?: Religious Traditions and Genetically Modified Foods

by Conrad G. Brunk, Harold Coward

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ISBN-13: 9781438428956
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 10/30/2009
Series: SUNY series on Religion and the Environment Series
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Conrad G. Brunk is Professor of Philosophy and former Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. He is coauthor (with Lawrence Haworth and Brenda Lee) of Value Assumptions in Risk Assessment: A Case Study of the Alachlor Controversy and coeditor (with James O. Young) of The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation.

Harold Coward is Professor Emeritus of History and Founding Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. His many books include The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought and Religion and Peacebuilding (coedited with Gordon S. Smith), both also published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction Conrad G. Brunk Harold Coward 1

1 Genetics and Genetically Modified Organisms Samuel Abraham 19

2 Ethical Perspectives on Food Biotechnology Paul B. Thompson 39

3 Does Vegetarianism Preclude Eating GM Foods? Lyne Létourneau 63

4 "When You Plow the Field, Your Torah Is with You": Genetic Modification and GM Food in the Jewish Tradition(s) Laurie Zoloth 81

5 Some Christian Reflections on GM Food Donald Bruce 115

6 Genetically Modified Foods and Muslim Ethics Ebrahim Moosa 135

7 A Hundred Autumns to Flourish: Hindu Attitudes to Genetically Modified Food Vasudha Narayanan 159

8 The Karma of Genetically Modified Food: A Buddhist Perspective David R. Loy 179

9 "So That You May Have It with No Harm": Changing Attitudes toward Food in Late Imperial China Hsiung Ping-chen 197

10 Born from Bears and Corn: Why Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Beliefs Matter in the Debate on GM Foods Shiri Pasternak Lorenzo Mazgul Nancy J. Turner 211

11 Regulatory and Innovation Implications of Religious and Ethical Sensitivities concerning GM Food Conrad G. Brunk Nola M. Ries Leslie C. Rodgers 231

Contributors 257

Index 263

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