Biotechnology and naturalness in the genomics era: plotting a timetable for the biotechnology debate

@inproceedings{Zwart2009BiotechnologyAN,
  title={Biotechnology and naturalness in the genomics era: plotting a timetable for the biotechnology debate},
  author={H A E Zwart},
  year={2009}
}
Debates on the role of biotechnology in food production are beset with notorious ambiguities. This already applies to the term “biotechnology” itself. Does it refer to the use and modification of living organisms in general, or rather to a specific set of technologies developed quite recently in the form of bioengineering and genetic modification? No less ambiguous are discussions concerning the question to what extent biotechnology must be regarded as ‘‘unnatural.’’ In this article it will be… CONTINUE READING
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