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Author Sandler, Ronald L., author

Title Food ethics / Ronald L. Sandler
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (217 pages)
Series The Basics
Basics (Routledge (Firm))
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Why food ethics?; Structure and approach; 1 Food systems; What is the global food system?; Arguments for the global food system; Concerns about the global food system; The alternative food movement; Concerns about the alternative food movement; Three questions about food systems; Conclusion; Further reading; 2 Food security and the ethics of assistance; Sources of food insecurity; Addressing global food insecurity; National obligations; Individual obligations; Conclusion
Further reading3 Should we eat animals?; Argument from animal welfare; Objections to the argument from animal welfare; How far does the argument from animal welfare extend?; Argument from ecological impacts; Objections to the argument from ecological impacts; Argument from distributive justice; Argument from health; Argument from the sexual politics of meat; An obligation to eat meat (and hunt)?; Ethical dimensions of hunting; Core argument against (non-subsistence) hunting; In defense of recreational food hunting; Commercial fishing; Conclusion; Further reading; 4 Bioengineering
Genetic engineering: background and contextGenetically modified crops; Genetically modified animals; Synthetic meat; Conclusion; Further reading; 5 Food and health; Foodborne risks; Obesity and public health; Nutritionism, dietary supplements and dieting; Eating disorders; Conclusion; Further reading; 6 Food and culture; Respecting culture; Problematic cultural practices; Ethical relativism; The normativity of culture; Foodie culture; Conclusion; Further reading; Bibliography; Index
Summary Food Ethics: The Basics is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the ethical dimensions of the production and consumption of food. It offers an impartial exploration of the most prominent ethical questions relating to food and agriculture including: Should we eat animals? Are locally produced foods ethically superior to globally sourced foods? Do people in affluent nations have a responsibility to help reduce global hunger? Should we embrace bioengineered foods? What should be the role of government in promoting food safety and public health?Using extensive data and real world example
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Agriculture -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Diet -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Food industry and trade -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Food -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 113504547X (electronic bk.)
9781135045470 (electronic bk.)
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