Peter Schuerman (plschuerman at ucdavis.edu) asks for suggestions for a
lecture on " controversies and ethical considerations in producing
transgenic organisms, especially transgenic plants. " Here are some
references from my read-and-discuss assignment files for undergraduates.
For some of the articles, you would need to add some "pro" side
lecture to balance things.
T. Adler. 1994. Crop-weed offspring show hardy streak. Scence News
C. A. Hoffman. 1990. Ecological risks of genetic engineering of crop
plants. BioScience 40:434437
K.H. Keeler. 1989. Can genetically engineered crops become weeds?
Bio/Technology 7: 1134-1138.
D.A. Kessler, M.R. Taylor, J.H. Maryanskik E.L. Flamm, L.S. Kahl.
1992. The safety of foods developed by biotechnology. Science 256:
I., Wickelgren. 1989. Please pass the genes. Experts weigh worries of
engineered ills in new food crops. Science News 136: 120-122, 124.
R.P. Wribel, S. Krimsky, .W. Wetzler. 1992. Field testing transgenic
plants. BioScience 42:280--289.
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