It was really interesting seeing the labs and all the amazing work being done at this university. I was just wondering what you guys think about the ethics related with modifying plants. The proffesor giving the tour said that it was a lot easier to genetically modify plants because there are no ethics involved. For example if I made a strawberry plant produce a tomato, would that be unethical? The animal equivalent would be making a human ear grow on the back of a mouse, something which has been done and caused lots of outrage.
Is it unethical to mess around with the DNA of plants? Is it more ethical than messing with mammal DNA?
What's your thoughts?