Key contacts: Keith Hyams
Funding: British Academy
Partners: CABI and University of Nairobi, Kenya
Start date: 2020
End date: 2023
Project website: https://www.ethicsindevelopment.org/
Food insecurity poses a major risk to human lives and well-being in the Global South, especially in the face of climate change. In this project, we investigate how technologies that have been introduced as solutions to food insecurity have contributed to the creation of new risks, and ask how such technologies should might be governed ethically to reduce these risks. We focus on the loss of biodiversity as a result of the introduction of GMO crops, and the rise of antimicrobial resistance as a result of the overuse of antibiotics to combat communicable diseases in crops and livestock.