From Bio to Nano: Learning Lessons from the UK Agricultural Biotechnology Controversy

  title={From Bio to Nano: Learning Lessons from the UK Agricultural Biotechnology Controversy},
  author={Matthew Kearnes and Robin Grove-White and Phil Macnaghten and James Wilsdon and Brian Wynne},
  journal={Science as Culture},
  pages={291 - 307}
In this paper we develop an analysis of the public and political controversy which overtook genetically modified (GM) foods and crops in the UK in the 1990s and identify some key lessons for the future regulation and governance of nanotechnologies. Given the starkness of the ‘GM Controversy’, it is not surprising that there is now speculation in many quarters as to whether nanotechnologies might not be expected to experience a similarly rough passage. Here, it is suggested, is a further… 
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