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The Ethics of Introducing GMOs into sub‐Saharan Africa: Considerations from the sub‐Saharan African Theory of Ubuntu

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A growing number of countries in sub‐Saharan Africa are considering legalizing the growth of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Furthermore, several projects are underway to develop transgenic crops tailored to the region. Given the contentious nature of GMOs and prevalent anti‐GMO sentiments in Africa, a robust ethical analysis examining the concerns arising from the development, adoption, and regulation of GMOs in sub‐Saharan Africa is warranted.
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Keywords: Bioethics; Ubuntu; communitarianism; food ethics; genetically modified organism (GMO); sub‐Saharan Africa; transgenic crop

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2015

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