David Castle holds the Canada Research Chair in Science and Society and is Associate Professor at the University of Ottowa in Ottowa, Ontario, Canada. His research addresses the interaction between science and technology innovation and society, particularly the ethical and legal issues posed by new biotechnology.
He is the principal investigator on the Genome Canada funded project Knowledge Management and Food Security and is the principal investigator on the Social Issues in Nutritional Genomics: the Design of Appropriate Regulatory Systems and Issues of Public Representations and Understanding which is supported by the Advanced Foods and Materials Network.
Castle’s books include Genetically Modified Foods: Debating Biotechnology, Science, Society and the Supermarket: Opportunities and Challenges for Nutrigenomics, and Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation. He has also published in Biology and Philosophy, Dialectica, American Journal of Bioethics and Trends in Biotechnology, and Public Affairs Quarterly.