Philosophy in the Contemporary World

Volume 12, Issue 2, Summer 2005

The Ownership of Common Goods

Robert Streiffer
Pages 37-45

An Ethical Analysis of Ojibway Objections to Genomics and Genetics Research on Wild Rice

I analyze Ojibway objections to genomics and genetics research on wild rice. Although key academic and industry participants in this research have dismissed their objections out of hand, my analysis supports the conclusion that the objections merit serious consideration, even by those who do not share the Ojibway’s religious beliefs.