Why are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) so controversial? Discuss how a GMO like golden rice might be justifiable despite problems with GMOs in general by taking Hessler’s point of view into consideration.
How might Singer, Hardin, and Battin respond to this question given their unique (ethical) perspectives? Feel free to go back to the ethical theories we explored the first week of the course and try to link some of the ideas expressed by the various authors to those theoretical perspectives.
Your essay should be no less than three pages long, and must include three or more references. The references must be credible (no Wikipedia or random websites). Your sources must come from articles researched via academic databases.
– A genetically modified organism, or GMO, is an organism that has had its DNA altered or modified in some way through genetic engineering. In most cases, GMOs have been altered with DNA from another organism, be it a bacterium, plant, virus or animal; these organisms are sometimes referred to as “transgenic” organisms. GMOs are so controversial because there is lack of scientific awareness