This timely volume explores the controversial subject of genetic engineering, by placing expert opinions in a unique pro versus con format. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications. By choosing from such diverse sources and including both popular and unpopular views, readers are exposed to many sides of a debate, which promotes issue awareness as well as critical thinking. Readers will evaluate the benefits and risks of genetic engineering, and the environmental impact of genetic engineering. They will explore the pros and cons of regulation of genetic engineering. Stellar essay sources include Barack Obama, Union of Concerned Scientists, Chuck Norris, and S. Matthew Liao.
ContentsGenetic engineering is natural and should be pursued / Jeffrey Scott Coker
The Three Mile Island of biotech? / John Nichols
Human genetic engineering should be allowed / Ronald M. Green
We must stop trying to engineer nature / Mark Lynas
Stem cell research should be allowed, but not reproductive cloning / Barack Obama
Ignored implications / Ken Blackwell
Genetically modified foods could pose numerous health risks / Institute for Responsible Technology
Genetically modified foods have numerous benefits and no known risks / Henry I. Miller
Genetically modified crops can increase productivity to end world hunger / Erik Vance
Genetically modified crops will not increase productivity to end world hunger / Union of Concerned Scientists
Preventing the next fertility clinic scandal / Jesse Reynolds
Society could benefit from allowing unregulated embryo trait selection / Greg Beato
Human genetic engineering is a good solution to climate change / S. Matthew Liao, interviewed by Ross Andersen
Human genetic engineering is a dangerous proposal to combat climate change / Mark Tapson
Genetically engineered fish can provide food and conserve the planet / Yonathan Zohar
Genetically engineered pigs could provide environmental benefits / Anne Minard
Genetically engineered pigs are not a good solution to environmental problems / Lucy Sharratt
New genetic engineering technology needs to be regulated / Richard Hayes
New genetic engineering technology does not need to be regulated / Ronald Bailey
Knowing me, knowing you / Jeanne Lenzer and Shannon Brownlee
Consumer genetic testing does not need additional regulation / Christopher Mims
The US, the UN and genetic engineering / Chuck Norris
Labeling of genetically modified foods is unnecessary and unconstitutional / Henry I. Miller and Gregory Conko.
|Series||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
-- Juvenile literature.
Human reproductive technology -- Juvenile literature.
Food -- Biotechnology -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| Detroit :2013
227 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-210) and index.