Goals Rights & Responsibilities
For many controversial topics, it’s easy to become confused by the differing opinions. It’s very hard to know which side has:
- got it “right”
or if they merely
- put their point across more convincingly
or if they are also
- influenced by conflicts of interest
In the case of GM crops, this is especially difficult as there are lots of vested interests in the outcome of the debate. Farming is BIG business and anything that affects it potentially involves a lot of money.
One way of teasing out the clashes between points of view is to ask ‘whose interests are being served?’
Make a chart like the table below. Imagine you are in the position of each of the groups in the left hand column and then complete the table.
Consumers in “developed” countries
Farmers in rich countries
Farmers in poor countries
Goals are things we aim for, rights are things that are due to us and responsibilities are the things we owe others.
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