Role of the environmental ethics in creating the bio-policies: genetically modified organisms
Universidad El Bosque
SourceRevista Colombiana de Bioética; Vol. 6 Núm. 1 (2011): Revista Colombiana de Bioética; 76-88
Link to resourcehttps://revistas.unbosque.edu.co/index.php/RCB/article/view/818
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When taking decisions on environment, being satisfied only with the science and technology without considering the ethical and philosophical problems will create more problems than it solves. The fundamental assumption in this study is that the environment policies should be determined by incorporating the views of as different stakeholders as possible and in political circles within an ethical framework. For example, by using biotechnology, it is possible to cultivate, reproduce and genetically modify the organs, tissue and cells of vegetables. Despite strongly opposed by environment organizations, anti-globalization groups, some academicians and politicians due to their negative effects on natural world, Genetically Modified Organisms are promoted by some agricultural producers and manufacturing companies as well as by some political groups. The importance of referring to the environmental ethics approaches in making the bio policies is understood when we consider that although claims focus on the idea that the reproduction of the genetically modified species will reduce famine in the world, heal diseases and ensure continuity in agriculture, the available data indicate that the main purpose is to control the sectors like seed, food and medical products.