The “Green Revolution” started in the 1940s when Dr. Borlaug set out a program aimed at assisting poor farmers in Mexico to increase wheat production. In the 1980s, the success of the Green Revolution spilled over to China, which is now the world’s biggest food producer. Africa is still facing the major food crisis in a number of countries and very few people argues that wheat breeding is immoral. On the opposite side, the animal cloning is a very controversial issue. Thus, ethics of modern developments in agriculture technologies is currently under discussion in the EU policy-makers first of all for the very different opinions between EU Commission and several european governments and the US Administration. If in the future food products derived from cloned animals were to be introduced to the European market, the EGE recommends some requirements. If policy makers will not spread human fertility practices, thus it will be strictly necessary use both conventional breeding and biotechnology methods to meet the challenges of this century

Is Animal Cloning Ethical? The Problematic Development in Modern Agriculture Technologies

CORINTO, GIAN LUIGI
2012

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The “Green Revolution” started in the 1940s when Dr. Borlaug set out a program aimed at assisting poor farmers in Mexico to increase wheat production. In the 1980s, the success of the Green Revolution spilled over to China, which is now the world’s biggest food producer. Africa is still facing the major food crisis in a number of countries and very few people argues that wheat breeding is immoral. On the opposite side, the animal cloning is a very controversial issue. Thus, ethics of modern developments in agriculture technologies is currently under discussion in the EU policy-makers first of all for the very different opinions between EU Commission and several european governments and the US Administration. If in the future food products derived from cloned animals were to be introduced to the European market, the EGE recommends some requirements. If policy makers will not spread human fertility practices, thus it will be strictly necessary use both conventional breeding and biotechnology methods to meet the challenges of this century
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