The Case against bGH

Agriculture and Human Values 5 (3):36-52 (1988)
Gary Comstock
North Carolina State University
In the voluminous literature on the subject of bovine growth hormone (bGH) we have yet to find an attempt to frame the issue in specifically moral terms or to address systematically its ethical implications. I argue that there are two moral objections to the technology: its treatment of animals, and its dislocating effects on farmers. There are agricultural biotechnologies that deserve funding and support. bGH is not one of them.
Keywords agricultural ethics  biotechnology ethics  animal rights  justice  dislocating effects  economic justice  agricultural economics
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ISBN(s) 1543-4044
DOI 10.1007/BF02217658
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