Paul B. Thompson

Paul B. Thompson holds the W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. His research has centered on ethical and philosophical questions associated with agriculture and food, and especially concerning the guidance and development of agricultural technoscience. This research focus has led him to undertake a series of projects on the application of recombinant DNA techniques to agricultural crops and food animals. Dr. Thompson published the first book-length philosophical treatment of agricultural biotechnology in 1997 and revised in 2007, and has traveled the world speaking on the subject.