Genetically modified crops: the ethical and social issues


Published 26/05/1999

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This report considers the ethical, social, and regulatory issues raised by the genetic modification of crops.

Positions held correct at January 1998

Professor Alan Ryan (Chairman)

Warden of New College, University of Oxford

Professor Derek Burke CBE

Former Vice Chancellor of the University of East Anglia and was Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Novel Foods and Processes (1988–97)

Professor Mike Gale FRS

Director, The John Innes Centre, Norwich

Professor Brian Heap CBE FRS

Master of St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society and a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Miss Prue Leith OBE

Vice President of the Royal Society of Arts

Ms Julie Hill

Programme Adviser to the Green Alliance, an environmental charity and is a member of ACRE (Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment) until June 1999

Professor Steve Hughes

Unilever Research Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Exeter

Professor Michael Lipton

Poverty Research Unit, University of Sussex

Mr Derek Osborn CB

Chairman of the UK Round Table on Sustainable Development, Chairman of the European Environment Agency, Chairman of UNED/UK, and a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics