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Is Fear Of Frankenfood Holding Back Progress For The World’s Food Supply?

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October 25, 2000
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Genetic engineering is among the most complex and contested topics in today’s world. In addition to questions about the human genome, other ethical concerns have arisen, especially regarding genetically modified foods. Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Thomas A. Shannon, professor of religion and social ethics, recently spoke on “Genetically Engineered Agricultural Products and International Regulations” at the Evangelishce Akademie Loccum in Hanover, Germany. The late September presentation was part of EXPO 2000. Shannon points to wide differences between the United States and Europe when it comes to genetic modification.

WORCESTER, Mass. - Genetic engineering is among the most complex and contested topics in today’s world. In addition to questions about the human genome, other ethical concerns have arisen, especially regarding genetically modified foods. Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Thomas A. Shannon, professor of religion and social ethics, recently spoke on “Genetically Engineered Agricultural Products and International Regulations” at the Evangelishce Akademie Loccum in Hanover, Germany. The late September presentation was part of EXPO 2000. Shannon points to wide differences between the United States and Europe when it comes to genetic modification. “Generally in the U.S.A., genetically modified foods have been introduced rather widely and until very recently the public has been rather silent,” he says. “Even now the protests seems to be restricted to a small number of vocal groups who show up at international conferences. In Europe, however, the introduction has been very slow and the public rather vocal in its concerns and objections.”


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