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99. How Science Works: The Ethics of GM Plants and Animals

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Why Factsheets on ‘How science works’ when it’s now Environmental Studies? Firstly, because much of the subject matter covered is scientific in nature and because many of the big issues – global climate change, energy sources, water availability and efforts to feed the ever-increasing population etc – require scientists to contribute knowledge and opinion. Scientists are influenced by their own beliefs and that these can affect the way in which they approach their work. Their opinions are vital to politicians and others who make decisions that directly affect the lives of millions of people and future generations.

This Environmental Studies Factsheet focuses on one question:

Ethically, is it right or wrong to genetically modify plants and animals
for humans’ benefit?

This Factsheet includes practice questions.

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September 2008

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ISSN: 1351-5136

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