Intrinsic Value and Integrity of Plants in the Context of Genetic Engineering

Proceedings of an Ifgene workshop on 9 - 11 May 2001

at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland

Edited by David Heaf and Johannes Wirz

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Summary         Zusammenfassung           Résumé

Contents

Dignity of plants and perception – Christoph Rehmann-Sutter
Dignity of living beings and the possibility of a non-egalitarian biocentrism – Klaus Peter Rippe
The intrinsic value of animals: its implementation in governmental regulations in the Netherlands and its implication for plants – Henk Verhoog
Dignity of Man and Intrinsic Value of the Creature (Würde der Kreatur) – conflicting or interdependent legal concepts in legal reality? – Hanspeter Schmidt
Shamans and scientists – Jeremy Narby
A Goethean view of plants: unconventional approaches – Jochen Bockemühl
Ethical plant breeding techniques from an organic point of view – Edith Lammerts van Bueren
Does gene transfer violate the integrity of plants? – Michel Haring:
Solutions of agronomic problems based on 'ecological integrity' – Florianne Koechlin
A practising horticulturist’s view on the integrity of plants – Christian Hiss
The food plant from the processor’s perspective: the example of the cocoa tree – Craig Sams
The socio-cultural question: does genetic engineering advance sustainable development? – Miges Baumann

Plus transcripts of the discussions & 17 illustrations (13 in colour).
66 pages. Format: A4; paperback. ISBN 0-9541035-0-5. Printed in UK.
Published by: Ifgene logo.gif (12544 bytes) International Forum for Genetic Engineering

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Ifgene Public Workshop 2002 -- 18-21 September -- Edinburgh, Scotland


Download Workshop Discussion Document (Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Acrobat reader is downloadable via http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html)

Workshop programme, abstracts, selected literature and sponsors (PDF)

Papers referred to in the Discussion Document

Nuffield Council on Bioethics Report: Genetically modified crops: the social and ethical issues (PDF)

Novel Foods: Beyond Nuffield -- A Food Ethics Council (UK) report

Beyond Substantial Equivalence: Ethical Equivalence by Sylvie Pouteau
(Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 13: 273-291, 2000) -- French Version


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