The Moveable Feast: Nanotechnology on our Dinner Tables

Kevin Hurley

From genetically modified crops to nanoparticles in our food, converging technologies will likely change the way we eat. By converging technologies, we are referring to the convergence of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technologies, and Cognitive Sciences (NBIC ). Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) already part of the legal landscape wiih Monsanto v.

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About Linda

LINDA MACDONALD GLENN, JD, LLM (Biomedical Ethics, McGill) is a healthcare ethics educator, attorney-at-law and a consultant. Currently an Assistant Professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical Center, she is also a Fellow at the Institute for Emerging Technologies. Her research encompasses the legal, ethical, and social impact of emerging technologies and evolving notions of personhood.more about Linda
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