Profile: Paul Thompson

Professor, MSU

Paul Thompson came to Michigan State in 2003 to assume tenure track positions in the Philosophy Department, with partial appointments in the Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, and Community Sustainability Departments. He also became the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural Food, and Community Ethics at MSU
Previously he held positions as Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director, Center for Food Animal Productivity and Well-Being, at Purdue University, and prior to that positions as Professor of Philosophy and Agricultural Economics and Director, Center for Science and Technology Policy and Ethics, at Texas A&M University.

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Cage-Free Sounds Good, But Does it Mean a Better Life for Chickens?

What is a good life for an egg-laying hen?

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Category: Sustainability

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US and Europe: Different Laws on GMO

There is a myth that circulates on both sides of the Atlantic: Americans accepted genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their food supply without question, while the more precautionary Europeans rejected them. But GMOs went through a period of significant controversy in the US during the early years starting in the 1980s.

Category: Social Awareness

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