GMO regulation based on Politics not Science Principle of substantial

Gmo regulation based on politics not science

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GMO regulation based on Politics not Science? Principle of substantial equivalence? Is regulation necessary for GMO’s? What are the ethics behind lobbyist? Ethics behind people working for the US government? Should they ever have had or have in the future monetary income from a company that they are determining policy? Should people be concerned? Please select 1-2 questionable ethical issues raised in the 32:48 you watched and APPLY ethical theory to those issues (DO NOT DISCUSS the topic itself-ex: GMO’s, etc.). Remember though, The Main Point is to apply ethical theory to the issues you chose to discuss. Think about an issue and some of the ethical theories you are reading about in the text. What theories would support or reject the behavior, actions, opinions presented in the documentary? See RUBRIC and Example tabs (Maximum 30% similarity) DUE: April 10 th by 7:00 pm post on Discussion Drop Box Book #3 Discussion Ideas (may select 1 or more to respond to) : "Would everyone be better off if each of us just pursued our own self- interest? If so, is this a strong consideration in favor of ethical egoism? Is it every rational to act contrary to one’s self-interest? If so, under what circumstances? If not, does this show that ethical egoism is true?
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Most people agree that discrimination on the basis of morally irrelevant traits (such as race or gender) is immoral. Does ethical egoism, endorse such discrimination by promoting one’s own self-interests over the interests of everyone else? Why or why not? See RUBRIC and Example tabs (Maximum 30% similarity) Continued…
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WEEK 3 (4/11/16-4/17/16) All your weekly discussions need to bring in ethical theory while discussing the video and book. The main point is to apply ethical theories , NOT merely discuss the ag topic. Read : Chapter 9 – Consequentialism: Its Nature and Attractions, Chapter 10 – Consequentialism: Its Difficulties Powerpoint in Bb – 7a Video Clip: Continue watching the documentary “The World According to Monsanto”. Watch from 32:48- 1:07:10 and create a second video discussion (see RUBRIC and examples tabs) for this segment of the documentary. You may view the documentary at: DUE: April 16 th by 7:00 pm post on Discussion Drop Box. Monsanto Documentary Discussion #2 (32:48 – 1:07:10 of the documentary) Video #2 Discussion Ideas : Possible points to discuss. Ethics of rBGH? What does the hormone do for the farmer? What happened to the vet that was reviewing the data? What are the ethics behind removing him from the topic and firing him? What about the safety of antibiotic and puss in the milk? How about growth factors? What about cow safety or human safety? Files stolen from FDA? What happened in Canada and Europe? What about the revolving door of companies and US government agencies? Discuss the ethical theory behind the employment of any government policy maker who also works for private industry. Steven Druker conclusions? Ethics behind what he found in the documents? What happened with rats and potatoes? What are the ethics of using rats to test? What
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