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Acceptable Genes?: Religious Traditions and Genetically Modified Foods

edited by Conrad G. Brunk and Harold Coward
Format
Book; Government Document
Published
Albany, N.Y. : SUNY Press, c2009.
Language
English
Variant Title
Religious traditions and genetically modified foods
Series
SUNY series on religion and the environment
ISBN
9781438428949 (pbk. : alk. paper), 1438428944, 9781441632142 (e-book), 144163214X (e-book)
Summary
"Modern biotechnology has surpassed science fiction with such feats as putting fish genes in tomatoes to create a more cold-resistant crop. While the environmental and health concerns over such genetically modified foods have been the subject of public debate, religious and spiritual viewpoints have been given short shrift. This book seeks to understand the moral and religious attitudes of groups within pluralistic societies whose traditions and beliefs raise for them unique questions about food and dietary practice."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Genetics and genetically modified organisms / Samuel Abraham
  • Ethical perspectives on food biotechnology / Paul B. Thompson
  • Does vegetarianism preclude eating GM foods? / Lyne Létourneau
  • "When you plow the field, your Torah is with you" : genetic modification and GM food in the Jewish tradition(s) / Laurie Zoloth
  • Some Christian reflections on GM food / Donald Bruce
  • Genetically modified foods and Muslim ethics / Ebrahim Moosa
  • A hundred autumns to flourish: Hindu attitudes to genetically modified food / Vasudha Narayanan
  • Karma of genetically modified food : a Buddhist perspective / David R. Loy
  • "So that you may have it with no harm" : changing attitudes toward food in Late Imperial China / Hsiung Ping-chen
  • Born from bears and corn : why indigenous knowledge systems and beliefs matter in the debate on GM foods / Shiri Pasternak, Lorenzo Mazgul, Nancy J. Turner
  • Regulatory and innovation implications of religious and ethical sensitivitIes concerning GM food / Conrad G. Brunk, Nola M. Ries, Leslie C. Rodgers.
Description
vi, 272 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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