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GTECC Discussion Paper: Environmental Ethics as it Relates to Gene Technology in Australia

April 8, 2011

The Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative (GETTC) committee has released the Discussion paper on ‘Environmental ethics as it relates to gene technology in Australia'. The paper is an output of discussions by the GTECC committee, which provides advice on ethical issues and on matters of general concern to the community  and to the Gene Technology Regulator in relation to genetically modified organisms, and its predecessor, the Gene Technology Ethics Committee.

The paper also outlines the relatively limited treatment of environmental ethics and values within the Gene Technology Act 2000 and recommends that there should be ongoing investigation of community values in this area, and feedback of this information in the future as the Gene Technology Act 2000 is implemented and revised.

See the full document at$FILE/gteccc-ethics11.pdf