Science and the Consequences of Mistruct: Lessons from Recent GM Controversies

@article{Scott2003ScienceAT,
  title={Science and the Consequences of Mistruct: Lessons from Recent GM Controversies},
  author={Dane Scott},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics},
  year={2003},
  volume={16},
  pages={569-582}
}
  • Dane Scott
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
In 2001, it was announced thattransgenic DNA had introgressed intotraditional strains of maize in Mexico. Acontroversy erupted and raged throughout 2001and 2002. This episode represents an acutebreakdown in scientific discourse. Given thestakes in the genetically modified organismdebate, a breakdown in scientific discourse isalarming. The following inquiry looks into thecauses of this breakdown. Ultimately, it willbe argued that the underlying problem is thecurrent institutional structure of… Expand
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