Ifgene logo.gif (12544 bytes)  International Forum for Genetic Engineering

Developing viewpoints and public awareness

Genetic Engineering and the
Intrinsic Value and Integrity of Animals and Plants

Proceedings of a Workshop at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK 18-21 September 2002

Edited by David Heaf & Johannes Wirz
Published by Ifgene – International Forum for Genetic Engineering December 2002

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What do we mean by the intrinsic value and integrity of plants and animals? – Holmes Rolston III
Engineering genesis – pioneering genetic engineering and ethics in Scotland – Donald Bruce
Seeing the integrity and intrinsic value of animals: developing appreciative modes of understanding – Craig Holdrege
Does genetic engineering impact the intrinsic value and integrity of plants? – Howard Davies
Phenomenological studies on transgenic potatoes: genetic modification adds more than intended traits – Ruth Richter
Does genetic engineering impact the intrinsic value and integrity of animals? – Henk Verhoog
Does genetic engineering impact the intrinsic value and integrity of animals? – Harry Griffin
Why is it in the farmer's interest to pay attention to the intrinsic value and integrity of animals and plants? – Timothy Brink
New rules for a new situation: protecting animals' interests in the era of genetic engineering – Mike Radford
Could genetic engineering be part of a sustainable breeding approach? – Christina Henatsch
Naturalness and breeding in organic farming – Ton Baars
The socio-economic implications of biotechnology in agriculture: exploring the issues

Ben Davies, Caspian Richards & Clive L. Spash
Progress towards a science of organisms: genetically modified animals – Bruce Whitelaw
Towards a science of organism: lessons to learn from phenomenology – Johannes Wirz
Making a social contract for biotechnology – Donald Bruce
Genetic engineering and intrinsic value: the New Zealand experience – Alastair S. Gunn and Kelly A. Tudhope
The relation between ethics and aesthetics in connection with moral judgements about gene technology – Michael Hauskeller
Maize landrace integrity and transgenic introgression: the recent Mexican experience – Fernando Ortiz Monasterio
Experts and the public assessing intrinsic ethical concerns: experiences with the Dutch animal biotechnology policy – Lino Paula
Substantial equivalence and ethical equivalence: contrasting approaches – Sylvie Pouteau
The intrinsic value of micro-organisms – Judyth Sassoon.

Introduction, summary and transcripts of all discussions including a panel discussion entitled: 'Will genetic engineering of plants and animals help deliver the kind of society, lifestyle and surroundings that we really want?' – Harry Griffin, Michel Haring, Christina Henatsch, Ulrich Loening (Chair), Holmes Rolston III, Clive Spash and Johannes Wirz.

Author profiles: www.ifgene.org/2002biogs.htm

Format: A4; paperback; 116 pages; 35 illustrations. ISBN: 0-9541035-1-3

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Workshop Sponsors

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