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Technological Risks (GMO, Gene Editing), What Is the Problem With Europe? A Broader Historical Perspective

Marcel Kuntz 1
Abstract : Europe is often the center of origin of restrictions regarding technologies (e.g., biotechnologies: GMOs and, more recently, gene editing). The causes have already been analyzed in relation to European regulations, but not to its deeply embedded roots. This is what the present article attempts to do. It first depicts the broader historical background in Europe, the rise of a new ideology aiming to avoid repetition of the tragedies of the past, and the way these postmodern ideas have been transposed to science, with a focus on the issue of technological risk. In contrast to Europe, the United States has not enacted biotechnology-inhibiting laws, and the reasons for such a difference are discussed.
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Marcel Kuntz. Technological Risks (GMO, Gene Editing), What Is the Problem With Europe? A Broader Historical Perspective. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Frontiers, 2020, 8, pp.557115. ⟨10.3389/fbioe.2020.557115⟩. ⟨hal-03000706⟩

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