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Genetically Modified Fruit Fly Release Slammed by Global Eco Groups

Genetically Modified Fruit Fly Release Slammed by Global Eco Groups | Engineering ethics | Scoop.it

GENETICALLY MODIFIED FRUIT FLY RELEASE SLAMMED BY GLOBAL ECO GROUPS

Sustainable Pulse, October 7, 2013

Environmental and civil society groups on five continents warned Monday that plans to release non-native strains of genetically modified (GM) flies in olive fields in Spain and fruit orchards in Brazil pose major risks to crops and the environment,... http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/10/07/gm-fruit-fly-release-slammed-by-global-eco-groups/#.UlRoNyTc-RQ

 

September 4, 2013 Sustainable Pulse
CONTAMINATION DANGER: GM FRUIT FLIES SET FOR MASS RELEASES IN SPAIN AND BRAZIL http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/09/04/contamination-danger-gm-fruit-flies-set-for-mass-releases-in-spain-and-brazil/#.Uig5r7zc-RQ

 

WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/79HQvZ

 

RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - THE ETHICS, MORALS AND LEGALITY - http://sco.lt/6M35KD

 

23 March, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST  http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2995205047/under-synthetic-biology-life-will-not-be-a-product-of-nature-but-of-a-lab-and-it-will-be-patented-and-privatized

 

DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS POISONING AND BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/99tRI1


Via pdjmoo, Jocelyn Stoller
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Oxytech should have considered the effect of non native species on the environment before attempting to release them in the UK. They seem to have cut corners in an effort to maximize profit.

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Engineering Ethics Blog: The Ethics of Patents: Patrolling the Patent ...

As most engineers know, the U. S. patent system is intended to protect the inventor's rights in an invention. A patent holder has exclusive rights to make, sell, or license an invention for a limited period of time (currently 20 ...
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Patents both protect the rights of large companies and sole inventors. The move to help protect all of this intellectual property is a move in the right direction. It means that the correct party benefits from his or her work more of the time

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Engineering Ethics 101: Professionalism

Engineering is a profession, and one way that professions distinguish themselves is by having and enforcing a code of ethics.
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This is a good presentation to watch for any aspiring engineers out there. It discusses what a profession is and how engineers can be professional. It does this by discussing the engineers code of ethics.

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