Most soybean, corn, and cotton plants in the world today have been genetically modified. What are the pros and cons of genetically-modified food? Should we require GM food to have mandatory labels? How should technology be regulated? Should there be any limits to the development and application of technology?
- Support – http://www.fao.org/english/newsroom/focus/2003/gmo7.htm
- Against – http://www.fao.org/english/newsroom/focus/2003/gmo8.htm
- The Boston Review magazine has a debate about GM food. The main article is here – http://www.bostonreview.net/forum/pamela-ronald-gmo-food. Read at least one of the responses, starting with this one: http://www.bostonreview.net/forum/truth-about-gmos/modest-response.
- A whole series of articles about GMO
- PBS Nova/Frontline special report: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/harvest/
- http://www.open2.net/sciencetechnologynature/worldaroundus/gmfood.html (note that there are four pages)
- WHO FAQ http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/biotech/20questions/en/
- Paul Weirich (ed.) (2007) Labeling genetically modified food: the philosophical and legal debate Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press. (read the introduction)
- http://www.gmcontaminationregister.org/ A database of GMO contamination incidents around the world.
GM food in Hong Kong
- The Consumer Council on GM labelling in HK: http://www.consumer.org.hk/website/ws_en/news/press_releases/p43804.html
- A video (in Cantonese) from Apple Daily about GM papaya and HK legislation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vodeZ31jBHg
- A BBC Horizon video on GM crops – http://watchdocumentary.com/watch/jimmys-gm-food-fight-video_9d0b35117.html
- A powerful video about saving seeds: http://civileats.com/2013/02/19/perennial-plate-in-india-gmos-and-farmer-suicides/#more-16783