Traduction en anglais : Will current assessment criteria for applied gene technology (genetic engineering) satisfactorily safeguard health in respect of foods and foodstuffs ? A contribution relating to environmental medicine and philosophy.
The liberation and use of organisms that have been manipulated by genetic engineering must be viewed against the background of criteria related to human toxicology and general and public health as far as the production of foods and foodstuffs is concerned.
This interdisciplinary study yielded the result that the examinations performed for the purpose of discovering possible pathogenic effects do not by themselves safeguard human health if they are based on the classical mechanistic model.
Rather, the structural changes brought about by genetic engineering result in technicalising living organisms.
Concepts such as « health » can no longer be applied to organisms manipulated by genetic engineers.
The loss of characteristics typical of life within the horizon of human knowledge is fraught with impending health risks.
Mots-clés Pascal : Génie génétique, Analyse risque, Alimentation, Homme, Médecine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Genetic engineering, Risk analysis, Feeding, Human, Medicine
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0037753
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 09/06/1995.