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Good Food? A Philosophical Stance on Today's Agriculture

We all know the saying, "you are what you eat." How does that meaning change, though, as biotechnology exerts ever-greater influence on farming and the food chain? What are the ethics of genetically engineering food, of creating seeds unable to reproduce, or using hormones in livestock feed? Michigan State University’s Paul Thompson, whose work focuses on the philosophy of ecology and technology, discusses the promises and dangers of biotechnological agriculture.

This program is presented in partnership with the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University.

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