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Agriculture s Ethical Horizon

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon Book
Author : Robert L Zimdahl
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012-01-30
ISBN : 0123914787
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The second edition of Agriculture's Ethical Horizon is a carefully considered application of philosophical concepts, such as utilitarianism and positivism, to the practice of agricultural science. Author Robert Zimdahl argues for an approach to agriculture guided by foundational values, and addresses the questions: What are the goals of agricultural and weed science? What should their goals be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? This book engages students, researchers, and professionals across disciplines including horticulture, soil and plant science, entomology, and more, all without requiring a background in philosophy. It examines topics such as scientific truth and myth, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to sustainability, and biotechnology. New to this edition is a chapter examining the raising, housing and slaughter of animals for human food, and a chapter on alternative and organic agricultural systems. Easily understood by non-philosophers Chapter sidebars highlight important concepts and can be used to engage students in further discussion Companion website includes further teaching aids and a discussion board

Agricultural Ethics An Invitation

Agricultural Ethics   An Invitation Book
Author : Robert L. Zimdahl
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-08-13
ISBN : 3030489353
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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I write because I am concerned that I and my agricultural colleagues have avoided addressing the moral dimension of the environmental and social problems we have contributed to. I hope for an exchange of ideas about agriculture's moral dilemmas. I encourage my readers to engage in a collective conversation about the dilemmas and avoid remaining in what Merton calls "the collective arrogance and despair of his own herd." If those engaged in agriculture continue to ignore and fail to realize our common difficulties they will be addressed and resolved by societal pressure and political action, which may not yield the resolution we favor. The book's goal is not to resolve the moral dilemmas raised. It is to raise them and encourage thought and discussion. It will ask but not answer why nearly all involved in agriculture have not addressed the moral concerns voiced by the general public. The agricultural enterprise is committed to the benefits and future success of the present, very productive, chemical, capital, and energy intensive system, which is, in the minds of many, not sustainable. The internal justification invokes the moral claim that they feed the world's population. The question remains whether or not the prevailing moral justification of feeding the world is adequate given all the issues modern, developed country agriculture faces: pesticides in soil, water, and food, cruelty to animals, Biotech/GMO's, corporate agriculture, pollution by animal factory waste, exploitation of and cruelty to migrant labor.

Food and Agricultural Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective

Food and Agricultural Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective Book
Author : Paul B. Thompson
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-11-09
ISBN : 3030612147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This 3rd edition of Food and Agricultural Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective updates Thompson’s analysis to reflect the next generation of biotechnology, including synthetic biology, gene editing and gene drives. The first two editions of this book, published as Food Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective in 1997 and 2007, were the first comprehensive philosophical studies of genetic engineering applied to food systems. The book is structured with chapter length treatments of risk in four categories: food safety, to animals, to the environment and socio-economic risks. These chapters are preceded by two chapters providing orientation to the uses of gene technology in food and agriculture, and to the goals, methods and background assumptions of technological ethics. There is also a chapter covering all four types of risk as applied to the first US technology, recombinant bovine somatotropin. The last four chapters take up 1) intellectual property debates, 2) religious, metaphysical and “intrinsic” objections to biotechnology, 3) issues in risk and trust and 4) a review of ethical issues in synthetic biology, gene editing and gene drives, the three key technologies that have emerged since the book was last revised.

Ethical Tensions from New Technology

Ethical Tensions from New Technology Book
Author : Harvey S James Jr
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2018-08-20
ISBN : 1786394642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The introduction of new technologies can be controversial, especially when they create ethical tensions as well as winners and losers among stakeholders and interest groups. While ethical tensions resulting from the genetic modification of crops and plants and their supportive gene technologies have been apparent for decades, persistent challenges remain. This book explores the contemporary nature, type, extent and implications of ethical tensions resulting from agricultural biotechnology specifically and technology generally. There are four main arenas of ethical tensions: public opinion, policy and regulation, technology as solutions to problems, and older versus new technologies. Contributions focus on one or more of these arenas by identifying the ethical tensions technology creates and articulating emerging fault lines and, where possible, viable solutions. Key features include focusing on contemporary challenges created by new and emerging technologies, especially agricultural biotechnology. Identifying a unique perspective by considering the problem of ethical tensions created or enhanced by new technologies. Providing an interdisciplinary perspective by including perspectives from sociologists, economists, philosophers and other social scientists. This book will be of interest to academics in agricultural economics, sociology and philosophy and policymakers concerned with introducing new technology into agriculture.

American Entomologist

American Entomologist Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Agricultural and Food Controversies

Agricultural and Food Controversies Book
Author : F. Bailey Norwood,Pascal A. Oltenacu,Michelle S. Calvo-Lorenzo,Sarah Lancaster
Publisher : What Everyone Needs to Know(r)
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0199368422
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The public is more interested in agricultural and food issues than ever before, as is evident in the many agricultural controversies debated in the media. Why is it that some people embrace new agricultural technologies while others steadfastly defend traditional farming methods? Why do some prefer to buy food grown around the world while others patronize small, local farmers? In the debates about organic food, genetically modified organisms, and farm animal welfare, it is not always clear what the scientific literature actually says. To understand these controversies, the authors encourage readers to develop first an appreciation for why two equally intelligent and well-intentioned people can form radically different notions about food. Sometimes the disputes are scientific in nature, and sometimes they arise from conflicting ethical views. This book confronts the most controversial issues in agriculture by first explaining the principles of both sides of the debate, and then guiding readers through the scientific literature so that they may form their own educated opinions. Is food safe if the farm used pesticides, or are organic foods truly better for your health? Are chemical fertilizers sustainable, or are we producing cheap food today at the expense of future generations? What foods should we eat to have a smaller carbon footprint? Is genetically-modified food the key to global food security, and does it give corporations too much market power? Is the prevalence of corn throughout the food system the result of farm subsidies? Does buying local food stimulate the local economy? Why are so many farm animals raised indoors, and should antibiotics be given to livestock? These are the issues addressed in Agricultural and Food Controversies: What Everyone Needs to Know. While it doesn't claim to have all the answers, it provides a synthesis of research and popular opinions on both sides of these important issues, allowing readers to decide what they value and believe for themselves.

Animal Biotechnology

Animal Biotechnology Book
Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology, Health, and the Environment,Committee on Defining Science-Based Concerns Associated with Products of Animal Biotechnology
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2002-12-29
ISBN : 0309084393
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Genetic-based animal biotechnology has produced new food and pharmaceutical products and promises many more advances to benefit humankind. These exciting prospects are accompanied by considerable unease, however, about matters such as safety and ethics. This book identifies science-based and policy-related concerns about animal biotechnologyâ€"key issues that must be resolved before the new breakthroughs can reach their potential. The book includes a short history of the field and provides understandable definitions of terms like cloning. Looking at technologies on the near horizon, the authors discuss what we know and what we fear about their effectsâ€"the inadvertent release of dangerous microorganisms, the safety of products derived from biotechnology, the impact of genetically engineered animals on their environment. In addition to these concerns, the book explores animal welfare concerns, and our societal and institutional capacity to manage and regulate the technology and its products. This accessible volume will be important to everyone interested in the implications of the use of animal biotechnology.

Agricultural Biotechnology

Agricultural Biotechnology Book
Author : Allan Eaglesham,Ralph W. F. Hardy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PDF of the 18th National Agricultural Biotechnology Council annual meeting. CD also contains NABC newsletters, occasional papers, and white papers. Includes proceedings of the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing for its first 3 years, 2004-2006.

Food Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective

Food Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective Book
Author : Paul B. Thompson
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-05-05
ISBN : 1402057911
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This revised edition updates Thompson’s trail-blazing study of ethical and philosophical issues raised by biotechnology. The 1997 book was the first by a philosopher to address food and agricultural biotechnology, discussing ethical issues associated with risk assessment, labelling, animal transformation, patents, and impact on traditional farming communities. The new edition addresses the debates of the intervening decade, including cloning, the Precautionary Principle, and the biotechnology debate between the United States and Europe.

The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics Book
Author : Anne Barnhill,Tyler Doggett,Mark Budolfson
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-01-08
ISBN : 0190699248
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Academic food ethics incorporates work from philosophy but also anthropology, economics, the environmental sciences and other natural sciences, geography, law, and sociology. Scholars from these fields have been producing work for decades on the food system, and on ethical, social, and policy issues connected to the food system. Yet in the last several years, there has been a notable increase in philosophical work on these issues-work that draws on multiple literatures within practical ethics, normative ethics and political philosophy. This handbook provides a sample of that philosophical work across multiple areas of food ethics: conventional agriculture and alternatives to it; animals; consumption; food justice; food politics; food workers; and, food and identity.

Veterinary Ethics in Practice

Veterinary Ethics in Practice Book
Author : James W. Yeates
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2020-11-04
ISBN : 1789247209
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Veterinary Ethics in Practice gives non-specialist veterinary professionals an introduction to ethics. It helps readers to think about, and discuss, ethical dilemmas and viewpoints faced by practitioners in their daily practice. With carefully crafted themes and problem cases in farm animal, companion animal, equine, wildlife, zoo and laboratory settings, the book provides an important yet concise and accessible introduction to moral decision-making in veterinary practice.

Fictional Characters Real Problems

Fictional Characters  Real Problems Book
Author : Garry L. Hagberg
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-03-24
ISBN : 0191024813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Literature is a complex and multifaceted expression of our humanity of a kind that is instructively resistant to simplification; reduction to a single element that would constitute literature's defining essence would be no more possible than it could be genuinely illuminating. Yet one dimension of literature that seems to interweave itself throughout its diverse manifestations is still today, as it has been throughout literary history, ethical content. This striking collection of new essays, written by an international team of philosophers and literary scholars, pursues a fuller and richer understanding of five of the central aspects of this ethical content. After a first section setting out and precisely articulating some particularly helpful ways of reading for ethical content, these five aspects include: (1) the question of character, its formation, and its role in moral discernment; (2) the power, importance, and inculcation of what we might call poetic vision in the context of ethical understanding and that special kind of vision's importance in human life; (3) literature's distinctive role in self-identity and self-understanding; (4) an investigation into some patterns of moral growth and change that can emerge from the philosophical reading of literature; and (5) a consideration of the historical sources and genealogies of some of our most central contemporary conceptions of the ethical dimension of literature. In addition to Jane Austen, whose work we encounter frequently and from multiple points of view in this engaging collection, we see Greek tragedy, Homer, Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte, E. M. Forster, André Breton, Kingsley Amis, Joyce Carol Oates, William Styron, J. M. Coetzee, and David Foster Wallace, among others. And the philosophers in this five-strand interweave include Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Shaftesbury, Kant, Hegel, Freud, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Gadamer, Levinas, and a number of recent figures from both Anglophone and continental contexts. All in all, this rich collection presents some of the best new thinking about the ethical content that lies within literature, and it shows why our reflective absorption in literature is the humane—and humanizing—experience many of us have long taken it to be.

Business Ethics

Business Ethics Book
Author : Stephen M. Byars,Kurt Stanberry
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-09-24
ISBN : 9781947172562
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Responsible Innovation

Responsible Innovation Book
Author : Richard Owen,John R. Bessant,Maggy Heintz
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-03-21
ISBN : 1118551400
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Science and innovation have the power to transform our lives andthe world we live in - for better or worse – in ways thatoften transcend borders and generations: from the innovation ofcomplex financial products that played such an important role inthe recent financial crisis to current proposals to intentionallyengineer our Earth’s climate. The promise of science andinnovation brings with it ethical dilemmas and impacts which areoften uncertain and unpredictable: it is often only once these haveemerged that we feel able to control them. How do we undertakescience and innovation responsibly under such conditions, towardsnot only socially acceptable, but socially desirable goals and in away that is democratic, equitable and sustainable? Responsibleinnovation challenges us all to think about our responsibilitiesfor the future, as scientists, innovators and citizens, and to actupon these. This book begins with a description of the current landscape ofinnovation and in subsequent chapters offers perspectives on theemerging concept of responsible innovation and its historicalfoundations, including key elements of a responsible innovationapproach and examples of practical implementation. Written in a constructive and accessible way, ResponsibleInnovation includes chapters on: Innovation and its management in the 21st century A vision and framework for responsible innovation Concepts of future-oriented responsibility as an underpinningphilosophy Values – sensitive design Key themes of anticipation, reflection, deliberation andresponsiveness Multi – level governance and regulation Perspectives on responsible innovation in finance, ICT,geoengineering and nanotechnology Essentially multidisciplinary in nature, this landmark textcombines research from the fields of science and technologystudies, philosophy, innovation governance, business studies andbeyond to address the question, “How do we ensure theresponsible emergence of science and innovation insociety?”

Proceedings of the Western Society of Weed Science

Proceedings of the Western Society of Weed Science Book
Author : Western Society of Weed Science (U.S.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Animal Trade

The Animal Trade Book
Author : Clive JC Phillips
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2015-09-14
ISBN : 1780643136
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The trade in live and dead animals and animal parts is a significant aspect of the global economy, but economic considerations are inevitably at odds with optimal animal welfare. Providing a snapshot of the current situation, this book discusses the background to modern international trade, welfare, and the environmental, economic and cultural issues. Covering farm, zoo and sport animals as well as the pet industry, the author draws together the competing interests and issues involved. Critically examining the overall ethics of the current situation and future of animal trade, he considers it within the context of food security, climate change, cultural sensitivities and consumer opinion.

Resetting the Table

Resetting the Table Book
Author : Robert Paarlberg
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2022-03-08
ISBN : 0525566813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A bold, science-based corrective to the groundswell of misinformation about food and how it's produced, examining in detail local and organic food, food companies, nutrition labeling, ethical treatment of animals, environmental impact, and every other aspect from farm to table. Consumers want to know more about their food—including the farm from which it came, the chemicals used to grow it, its nutritional value, how the animals were treated, and the costs to the environment. They are being told that buying organic foods, unprocessed and sourced from small local farms, is the most healthful and sustainable option. But what if we’re wrong? In Resetting the Table, Robert Paarlberg reviews the evidence and finds abundant reason to disagree. He delineates the ways in which global food markets have in fact improved our diet, and how "industrial" farming has recently turned green, thanks to GPS-guided precision methods that cut energy use and chemical pollution. He makes clear that America's serious obesity crisis does not come from farms, or from food deserts, but instead from "food swamps" created by food companies, retailers, and restaurant chains. And he explains how, though animal welfare is lagging behind, progress can be made through continued advocacy, more progressive regulations, and perhaps plant-based imitation meat. He finds solutions that can make sense for farmers and consumers alike and provides a road map through the rapidly changing worlds of food and farming, laying out a practical path to bring the two together.

Agricultural Ethics

Agricultural Ethics Book
Author : Peter Hartel,Soil Science Society of America,American Society of Agronomy,Crop Science Society of America
Publisher : Amer Society of Agronomy
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Agricultural ethics looks at the philosophical, social, political, legal, economic, scientific, and aesthetic aspects of agricultural problems and provides guidance for decisions about these problems when they involve competing values

Rodent Pests and Their Control 2nd Edition

Rodent Pests and Their Control  2nd Edition Book
Author : Alan P Buckle,Robert H Smith
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2015-05-11
ISBN : 1845938178
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The most numerous of the world's invasive species, rodent pests have a devastating impact on agriculture, food, health and the environment. In the last two decades, the science and practice of rodent control has faced new legislation on rodenticides, the pests' increasing resistance to chemical control and the impact on non-target species, bringing a new dimension to this updated 2nd edition and making essential reading for all those involved in rodent pest control, including researchers, conservationists, practitioners and public health specialists.