The monarch butterfly controversy: scientific interpretations of a phenomenon

Citation
Am. Shelton et Mk. Sears, The monarch butterfly controversy: scientific interpretations of a phenomenon, PLANT J, 27(6), 2001, pp. 483-488
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Plant Sciences","Animal & Plant Sciences
Journal title
PLANT JOURNAL
ISSN journal
0960-7412 → ACNP
Volume
27
Issue
6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
483 - 488
Database
ISI
SICI code
0960-7412(200109)27:6<483:TMBCSI>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
The future development and use of agricultural biotechnology has been chall enged by two preliminary studies indicating potential risk to monarch butte rfly populations by pollen from corn engineered to express proteins from Ba cillus thuringiensis. Likewise, these studies have also challenged the way in which science should be performed, published in scientific journals and communicated to the public at large. Herein, we provide a history of the mo narch controversy to date. We believe a retrospective view may be useful fo r providing insights into the proper roles and responsibilities of scientis ts, the media and public agencies and the consequences when they go awry.