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Is it ethically responsible to engineer plants?

Briefly summarize the main take-home points of the research articles
Genetic Engineering of Plants
Genetically engineered crops are another controversial topic. They first began as a way to allow those in third world countries to grow crops that could survive in less than ideal conditions (such as drought tolerance, higher yield), and/or were higher in nutrition, meaning there was more benefit to each bite – dubbed the “Green Revolution.” You can read about it from Pingali (2012).
Questions to consider:
Is it ethically responsible to engineer plants?
Does it make a difference whether they are geared towards first or third world countries?
Will they help or hinder our efforts to feed the ever-growing world population?
Articles for Genetic Engineering in Plants
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). (n.d.). Ursus americanus. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). (n.d.). Ursus americanus Pallas, 1780. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://www.gbif.org/species/2433407 (Alternate source if ITIS.gov link above does not work)
Key, S., Ma, J. K.-C., & Drake, P. M. (2008). Genetically modified plants and human health. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 101(6), 290–298. https://doi.org/10.1258/jrsm.2008.070372
National Research Council (US) Committee on Identifying and Assessing Unintended Effects of Genetically Engineered Foods on Human Health. Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods: Approaches to Assessing Unintended Health Effects. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2004. 2, Methods and Mechanisms for Genetic Manipulation of Plants, Animals, and Microorganisms. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK215771/