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GMOs and Policy in a Complex, Diverse World

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Sandra Mitchell's lecture considers how both biological diversity and value pluralism thwart simple regulatory models for genetically modified organisms. For example, we talk about policy for BT modified plants, yet there are about 600 known strains of Bacillus thuringiensis and the effect of different strains on different host plants as well as the consequences for pesticide reduction vary. Reasonable policy needs to take account of these complexities.

This lecture took place on Sept. 30, 2011 at The University of Western Ontario as part of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy Speaker Series.

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