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Integration needs in assessments of nanotechnology in food and agriculture

Ellen-Marie Forsberg; Carolien de Lauwere;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Etikk i Praksis: Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, volume 7, issue 1 (issn: 1890-3991, eissn: 1890-4009, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Library
Abstract
In this article we present a study of assessments of nanotechnology in food and agriculture. The study was conducted as a part of a project studying the need for integrated assessment of emerging science and technologies. The article first introduces central hopes and concerns regarding nanotechnology in food and agriculture, and how these are assessed in different assessment spheres. The question of whether there is a need for more integration in assessments in this field is then introduced and the multiple interpretations of this notion are discussed, first in a sustainability context and then in the specific context of emerging science and technologies. This ...
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free text keywords: nanotechnology, sustainability, emerging technologies, integrated assessment, LEI Sector & Ondernemerschap, LEI Agricultural sector & entrepreneurship, Philosophy, Nanotechnology, Sustainability, Emerging technologies, Integrated assessment, lcsh:Ethics, lcsh:BJ1-1725, Political science, Nanotechnology, Emerging technologies, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Sustainability
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