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Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

Thompson, Paul B., Kaplan, David M. (Eds.)

2014, XXXVII, 1860 p. 29 illus., 26 illus. in color. In 3 volumes, not available separately.

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  • This Encyclopedia offers a definitive source on issues pertaining to the full range of topics in the important new area of food and agricultural ethics.
  • Contains entries on topical issues such as the role of antibiotics in animal production, the Green Revolution and alternative methods of organic farming
  • An indispensable reference for scholars of agriculture, aquaculture, environmental sciences, and ethics
  • Serves as an introduction to the field for new scholars and as a reference for those working in the fields of agricultural and food ethics

This Encyclopedia offers a definitive source on issues pertaining to the full range of topics in the important new area of food and agricultural ethics. It includes summaries of historical approaches, current scholarship, social movements, and new trends from the standpoint of the ethical notions that have shaped them. It combines detailed analyses of specific topics such as the role of antibiotics in animal production, the Green Revolution, and alternative methods of organic farming, with longer entries that summarize general areas of scholarship and explore ways that they are related. Renewed debate, discussion and inquiry into food and agricultural topics have become a hallmark of the turn toward more sustainable policies and lifestyles in the 21st century. Attention has turned to the goals and ethical rationale behind production, distribution and consumption of food, as well as to non-food uses of cultivated biomass and the products of animal husbandry. These wide-ranging debates encompass questions in human nutrition, animal rights and the environmental impacts of aquaculture and agricultural production. Each of these and related topics is both technically complex and involves an – often implicit – ethical dimension. Other topics include methods for integrating ethics into scientific and technical research programs or development projects, the role of intensive agriculture and biotechnology in addressing persistent world hunger and the role of crops, forests and engineered organisms in making a transition to renewable, carbon-neutral sources of energy. The Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics proves an indispensible reference point for future research and writing on topics in agriculture and food ethics for decades to come.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Agricultural ethics - Agrifood - CAFO - Food Ethics - Food rights - Philosophy of food - access to land - agrarian reform - agricultural development - agriculture - animal welfare - aquaculture - consumption - cooking - development - development ethics - diet - distributive justice - environmental impact - fair trade - farm labor - fish farming - fisheries - food aesthetics - food industry - food labeling - food safety - food security - forestry - grazing - green revolution - horticulture - hunger - international trade - labelling - livestock - mechanization - nutrition - obesity - organic - pesticides - positivism - protectionism - regionalism - rural - social movement - sustainability - whaling

Related subjects » Agriculture - Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

Table of contents 

Absentee Landlords and Agriculture.- Access to Land and the Right to Food.- Aesthetic Value, Art, and Food.- Africa, Food, and Agriculture.- African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN).- Agrarianism and the Ethics of Eating.- Agricultural and Food Products in Preferential Trade Agreements.- Agricultural Cooperatives.- Agricultural Ethics.- Agricultural Science and Ethics.- Agricultural Sciences and Ethical Controversies of Biofuels.- Agriculture and Ethical Change.- Agriculture and Finance.- Agriculture of the Middle.- Alcohol Abstinence and Sobriety.- Alcohol as Food and the Good Life.- Alimentary Delinquency.- American Cuisine, Existence Of.- American Food Rhetoric.- Ancestral Cuisine and Cooking Rituals.- Animal Agriculture and Welfare Footprints.- Animal Welfare in the Context of Animal Production.- Animal Welfare: A Critical Examination of the Concept.- Aroid Production and Postharvest Practices.- Artisanal Food Production and Craft.- Asian Cuisine: Ethical Considerations.- Authenticity in Food.- Beef Production: Ethical Issues.- Biodiversity.- Biodiversity and Global Development.- Biodynamic Agriculture.- Bioethics at Purdue University.- Biofuels: Ethical Aspects.- Biopharming.- Biosecurity and Food Systems.- Biotechnology and Food Policy, Governance.- Body Image, Gender, and Food.- Brazilian Agriculture.- Brillat-Savarin and Food.- Buddhism, Cooking, and Eating.- Buddhist Perspectives on Food and Agricultural Ethics.- Canada, US-EU Beef Hormone Dispute.- Cannibalism.- Carbon Farming.- Carnism.- Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics.- Child Nutrition Guidelines and Gender.- Chinese Agriculture.- Chocolate: Ethical Dimensions.- Christian Ethics and Vegetarianism.- Christian Mysticism and Food.- Christian Perspectives on Food and Agricultural Ethics.- Christian Stewardship in Agriculture.- Christianity and Food.- Civic Agriculture.- Climate Change, Ethics, and Food Production.- Community-Supported Agriculture.- Company Identity in the Food Industry.- Conservation Agriculture: Farmer Adoption and Policy Issues.- Conventionalization Hypothesis.- Cooking Tools and Techniques: Ethical Issues.- Cooking, Food Consumption, and Globalization: Ethical Considerations.- Corporate Farms.- Corporate Social Responsibility and Food.- Cosmopolitanism, Localism and Food.- Cross-Contamination of Crops in Horticulture.- Cuban Agriculture.- Culinary Cosmopolitanism.- Culinary Tourism.- Derrida and Eating.- East European Agriculture.- Eating Disorders.- Eating Disorders and Disturbed Eating.- Eating Etiquette.- Eating and Nutrition.- Eating Invasive Species.- Eating, Feeding and the Human Life Cycle.- Eating, Feeding, and Disability.- Ecofeminist Food Ethics.- Economy of Agriculture and Food.- Ecosystems, Food, Agriculture, and Ethics.- Ecotopia.- Egg Production: Ethical Issues.- Emergency Food System: Soup Kitchens and Food Pantries.- Environmental and Animal Pragmatism.- Environmental Ethics.- Environmental Justice and Food.- Epicureanism and Food.- Equipment Sharing in Agriculture.- Escoffier.- Ethical Activism with Consideration of the Routine of Food Culture.- Ethical Assessment of Dieting, Weight Loss, and Weight Cycling.- Ethical Matrix and Agriculture.- Ethics and Food Taste.- Ethics of Agricultural Development and Food Rights in International Organizations.- Ethics of Dietitians.- Ethics of Nutrigenomics.- Ethics in Food and Agricultural Sciences.- Ethnicity, Ethnic Identity, and Food.- EU Regulatory Conflicts over GM Food.- European Cuisine: Ethical Considerations.- Expertise in Agriculture: Scientific and Ethical Issues.- Extraterritorial Obligations of States and the Right to Food.- Fair Trade in Food and Agricultural Products.- Farm Management.- Farmer Types and Motivation.- Farmers’ Markets.- Farmer-Scientist Knowledge Exchange.- Farms: Small Versus Large.- Fasting.- Feeding Children.- Food “Porn” in Media.- Food Addiction.- Food Additives and International Trade.- Food Advertising to Children: Policy, Health, and Gender.- Food Allergies: Ethical Issues.- Food and Agricultural Trade and National Sovereignty.- Food and Agriculture in Bangladesh.- Food and Choice.- Food and Class.- Food and Health Policy.- Food and Life Chances.- Food and Place.- Food and Poverty in High Income Countries.- Food Rituals.- Food and the Avant-Garde.- Food Animal Production, Ethics, and Quality Assurance.- Food Assistance and International Trade.- Food Boycotts.- Food Culture and Chefs.- Food Deserts.- Food Ethics and Policies.- Food in Ancient Indian Philosophy.- Food Labeling.- Food Legislation and Regulation: EU, UN, WTO and Private Regulation.- Food Miles.- Food Not Bombs.- Food Preparation, Cooking, and Ritual in Judaism.- Food Riots, Historical Perspectives.- Food Risk Communication.- Food Risks.- Food Safety.- Food Security.- Food Security and International Trade.- Food Security and Rural Education.- Food Security in Systemic Context.- Food Standards.- Food Waste.- Food Waste and Consumer Ethics.- Food Worlds, Film, and Gender.- Food, Agriculture, and Trade Organizations.- Food, Class Identity, and Gender.- Food’s Purposes.- Food-Body Relationship.- Foucault and Food.- Free Trade and Protectionism in Food and Agriculture.- Functional Foods.- Functional Foods as Commodities.- Functional Foods, Marketing of.- Gender and Dieting.- Gender Inequality and Food Security.- Gender Norms and Food Behavior.- Gender, Obesity, and Stigmatization.- Geographic Indications.- Geographical Indications, Food, and Culture.- Gluttony.- GM Food, Nutrition, Safety, and Health.- GMO Food Labeling.- Grocery Store Design.- Gustatory Pleasure and Food.- Hazon.- Herbicide-Resistant Crops.- Hinduism and Food.- Home Gardening.- Homesteading.- Horticultural Therapy.- Hospitality and Food.- Human Ecology and Food.- Human Rights and Food.- Humane Slaughter Association.- Hunting.- Hybridity in Agriculture.- In Vitro Meat.- Industrial Food Animal Production Ethics.- Industrialized Slaughter and Animal Welfare.- Infant Feeding.- Informed Food Choice.- Institute Technology-Theology-Natural Sciences (TTN), Munich.- Institutional Food Service.- Intellectual Property and Food.- Intellectual Property Rights and Trade in the Food and Agricultural Sectors.- International Food Quality Standards.- Islam and Food.- Islam and Food and Agricultural Ethics.- Jainism and Food.- Jefferson’s Moral Agrarianism.- Judaism and Food.- Kristeva and Food.- Land Acquisitions for Food and Fuel.- Law and Regulatory Mechanisms for Food and Agriculture Research.- Literature, Food, and Gender.- Local and Regional Food Systems.- Local Food Procurement.- Marketing, Food Policy, Diet, and Health.- Meat: Ethical Considerations.- Medicalization of Eating and Feeding.- Metaphysics of Natural Food.- Molecular Gastronomy.- Montaigne and Food.- Multifunctional Agriculture.- Multifunctionality of Agriculture and International Trade.- Multilateral Trade Organizations, Food, and Agriculture.- NAFTA and the Food and Agricultural Industries.- Nanotechnology in Agriculture.- National Courts and the Right to Food.- Natural Food.- Nietzsche and Food.- Obesity and Consumer Choice.- Obesity and Responsibility.- Occupational Risks in Agriculture.- Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.- Permaculture.- Pest Control.- Peter Singer and Food.- Plant-Based Diets and Scientific Value Judgments.- Plato and Food.- Political Agronomy.- Political Consumerism: Consumer Choice, Information, and Labeling.- Population Growth.- Pork Production: Ethical Issues.- Poverty and Basic Needs.- Pregnancy and Food.- Private Food Governance.- Provision of Agricultural Ecosystem Services.- Public Institutional Foodservice.- Punishment and Food.- Race, Racial Identity, and Eating.- Recipes.- Resource Conflict, Food, and Agriculture.- Responsible Innovation in the Food Sector.- Restaurant Reviewing.- Restaurant Workers.- Right to Food in International Law.- Rousseau and Food.- Saving Seeds.- School Lunch and Gender.- Seed Banking, Seed Saving, and Cultivating Local Varieties.- Slash-and-Burn Agriculture.- Slow Food.- Sub-Saharan African Agriculture.- Substantial Equivalence.- Sustainability and Animal Agriculture.- Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption.- Sustainable Consumption and Gender.- Synthetic Biology and Biofuels.- Synthetic Meat.- Systemic Ethics to Support Well being.- Taste, Distaste, and Food.- Technologies used for Animal Breeding, Ethical Issues.- Telos and Farm Animal Welfare.- The 2003–2006 WTO GMO Dispute: Implications for the SPS Agreement.- Trade and Development in the Food and Agricultural Sectors.- Trade Policies and Animal Welfare.- Trade Policies and Organic Food.- Transgenic Crops.- Urban Agriculture.- Vegetarianism.- Vertical Farms in Horticulture.- Vertical Integration and Concentration in US Agriculture.- Virtue Theory, Food, and Agriculture.- War and Food.- Waste and Food.- Water, Food, and Agriculture.- WTO Dispute Settlement and Food and Agricultural Trade.- You Are What You Eat.- Youth Food Activism.

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