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The Rock Ethics Institute invites submissions of proposal for papers or posters on any topic relating to genetically modified organisms (GMO)
“Ethics of G.M.O.’s: Food Security vs. Environmental Impact”
Much of the public debate around genetically modified organisms (GMO) has focused on issues of food safety and security for human consumers, despite consistent scientific evidence that such concerns are largely unsubstantiated. This focus on FOOD safety has overshadowed other potentially more relevant concerns about the larger environmental and ecological impacts of GMO development and implementation. This workshop will explore these broader ethical issues as they relate to and conflict with issues of food safety and security.
The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State invites submissions of proposal for papers or posters on any topic relating to GMOs. For individual papers, please submit an abstract of 300-500 words. For poster presentations, please submit descriptions of 150-300 words. Individual papers are to be approximately 20 minutes reading time.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is August 30, 2014 and notification of acceptances will be completed, after peer review of anonymized abstracts, by September 15, 2014.
For further information about the event or application process, please feel free to contact us.
More information on the panel discussion that will conclude this two day workshop can be found on our events page.