In 2001, it was announced that transgenic DNA had introgressed into traditional strains of maize in Mexico. A controversy 'erupted and raged' throughout 2001 and 2002. This episode represents an acute breakdown in scientific discourse. The following inquiry looks into the causes of this breakdown. It is argued that the underlying problem is the current institutional structure of science, particularly in the US. If the diagnosis is correct, then the proper course of treatment is to pursue a programme of institutional reconstruction.
|Publication Title||Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics|
|Author Address||Department of Philosophy, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org|
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