FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2001

Contents


FOREWORD


ABBREVIATIONS


INTRODUCTION

Establishment and Terms of Reference

Membership

Organization of work


BASIC ETHICAL CONCERNS


ETHICAL ISSUES IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

Observations and issues of concern

Advice and suggestions

Guidelines for an equitable system based on ethical considerations


BIOTECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS

Risks, uncertainties and doubts in the use of GMOs

Potential benefits and problems faced

Enabling conditions to realize the potential and avoid the risks of modern biotechnologies, including GMOs


FUTURE WORK

Future sessions


ANNEXES

Terms of Reference

Biographies

Agenda


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