Utilizing a social ethic toward the environment in assessing genetically engineered insect-resistance in trees

  title={Utilizing a social ethic toward the environment in assessing genetically engineered insect-resistance in trees},
  author={Rosalind R James},
  journal={Agriculture and Human Values},
  • R. James
  • Published 1 September 1997
  • Environmental Science
  • Agriculture and Human Values
Social policies are used to regulate how members of a society interact and share resources. If we expand our sense of community to include the ecosystem of which we are a part, we begin to develop an ethical obligation to this broader community. This ethic recognizes that the environment has intrinsic value, and each of us, as members of society, are ethically bound to preserve its sustainability. In assessing the environmental risks of new agricultural methods and technologies, society should… 

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