Accession Number : ADA601596


Title :   The Potential of Genetic Engineering in Agriculture to Affect Global Stability


Descriptive Note : Master of Military Studies Research Paper Oct 2012-Apr 2013


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Schultze, Steve


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA601596


Report Date : 17 Apr 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : To the casual observer, genetic engineering in agriculture and global stability would appear to have very little in common with each other. The connection becomes evident when viewed through the lens of globalization in terms of economics, politics, environmental impacts, and hunger. Genetic engineering in agriculture affects global security by creating instability in several different ways. First, there will be negative impact on the global economy as multinational corporations continue to concentrate power and in-turn, increase their ability to influence national and international decision makers to ensure policies are favorable to their bottom line. Second, there will be negative impact on the environment by the use of additional chemicals and the expansion of farming to ensure profit margins. Third, the postulation that genetic engineering in agriculture will help address world hunger will actually exacerbate the true problem of hunger - which is distribution.


Descriptors :   *AGRICULTURE , *GENETIC ENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , GLOBAL , POLITICAL SCIENCE , SKILLS , STABILITY , STARVATION


Subject Categories : Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE