Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Annual Biotechnology Conference - The Future of Food

Panelists discuss the question "Should we have genetically modified foods?" at "The Future of Food: Legal and Ethical Challenges" held at Santa Clara University April 15, 2005. From left to right: John Bedbrook, President and Chief Executive Officer, Verdia, Inc.; Gregory Baker, Director of Food and Agribusiness Institute and Professor of Management, Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business; Paul Thompson, Professor of Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics, Michigan State University; Michelle Marvier, Executive Director of Environmental Studies Institute and Assistant Professor of Biology, Santa Clara University

Presentations from the Conference

The Future of Food: An Introduction to the Ethical Issues in Genetically Modified Foods, Margaret R. McLean, director of Biotechnology and Health Care Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Overview: Ethics Weblog Entry on "The Future of Food" Conference

The Future of Food: You asked for it! How different questions about GM foods frame the debate (PowerPoint Presentation), Tom MacMillan Food Ethics Council

The Future of Food: What Role Does/Should IP Play in the GM Food Debate? (PowerPoint Presentation), Elizabeth A. Howard, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

The Future of Food: Regulating Genetically Modified Food (PowerPoint Presentation), Prof. Gregory N. Mandel
Albany Law School

The Future of Food: Patent Controls on GM Crop Farming (PowerPoint Presentation), Janice M. Mueller Professor of Law
University of Pittsburgh School of Law