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Parts of the Brazilian Rain Forests have been decimated to produce "wonder drugs." What are the ethical implications of exhausting plant and vegetation to produce cancer curing drugs?

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1. Parts of the Brazilian Rain Forests have been decimated to produce "wonder drugs." What are the ethical implications of exhausting plant and vegetation to produce cancer curing drugs?

The ethical dilemma in this scenario is a conflict between saving the eco life-support systems associated with plant and vegetation of the rain forests versus saving millions of people from suffering and dying of cancer. Using a utilitarian ethical analysis the person would need to consider which decision would do the greater good to the greater number of people. What are the ...

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Parts of the Brazilian Rain Forests have been decimated to produce "wonder drugs." This solution discuses the ethical implications of exhausting plant and vegetation to produce cancer curing drugs. A supplementary resource on the topic and references are also provided.

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