Ben Myers on his posting Faith and Theology: Theology and GM foods has a link through to an interesting Science & Spirit article on religious debate (or lack thereof) over genetic modification foodstuffs. The article is at Science & Spirit: God and the New Foodstuffs.
The article makes some good points and highlights some of the range within the discussion. The social justice implications of GM are often lost in the discussions over whether people are ‘playing God’ or not. For example, what if the only food aid your country or territory will get is in the form of GM grain or seeds. How do you make a “balanced” decision about GM in that situation?
Other relevant links include:
- Nuffield Council on Bioethics: Genetically modified crops: the ethical and social issues (1999).
- Nuffield Council on Bioethics: The use of genetically modified crops in developing countries: a follow-up Discussion paper (2003).
- World Hunger, Genetic Engineering and Christian Moral Responsibility by Judith Scoville (Northland College).
- Notes on faith and technology by Daryl Culp (Uni. of Toronto)