The biotechnological risk: fiction or reality?


  • María ABLuisa Pfeiffer Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires


Which is the price humanity must pay for technological progress? This article arises the question whether technology secures a moral progress, and asks what kind of relation has been established with science and its preeminence over science itself. Then follows the analysis of biotechnology applied to agriculture: confronting some data to the certainty of its innocuousness proclaimed both from specialized fields as well as from economical and political domains.


biotechnology, risk, transgenics, Latin-American agrarian policies.

Author Biography

María ABLuisa Pfeiffer, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires

Doctora en Filosofía por la Universidad de Paris (Sorbonne) Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Asociación Argentina de Investigaciones Éticas.