The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics

Ethical Traceability and Communicating Food

Editors: Coff, C., Barling, D., Korthals, M., Nielsen, T. (Eds.)

  • Covers a topic that is currently high on the agenda of the food industry and policy makers
  • Link traceability (which is proliferating in food chains) to the ethics of food production, hence ethical traceability
  • Uniquely approaches the subject from three angles: the philosophical underpinnings of food ethics, the role of traceability in contemporary food governance, and the practicalities of applying traceability to production ethics in three important food chains (UK bread, Danish bacon and Greek olive oil)
  • Explores the possibilities for using ethical traceability to communicate with consumers, to help them make informed choices
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About this book

Traceability – the ability to track a product from farm to plate – is now widely used in the food sector for a range of purposes: it allows companies to improve efficiency, facilitates product recall, and helps producers flag the specific characteristics of their goods. But traceability systems are mainly designed and used by the people directly involved in the food chain. The people at the end of the food chain – food consumers – have little say in which attributes are traced, and can rarely access the information stored in traceability systems.

This book draws on philosophical discourses (like ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of law) around food ethics and empirical research in three important food chains (UK bread, Danish bacon and Greek olive oil) to argue that ethical traceability systems could be used to communicate food information to consumers, allowing them not only to make food choices consistent with their own values, but also to play a more informed role in the way food is produced and distributed. It will appeal to academics, students and policy makers with an interest in traceability, food ethics and food policy.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Ethical Traceability and Informed Food Choice

    Coff, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • The European Union and the Regulation of Food Traceability: From Risk Management to Informed Choice?

    Arienzo, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 23-42

  • Governing and Governance in the Agri-Food Sector and Traceability

    Barling, David

    Pages 43-62

  • Narrative Strategies in Food Advertising

    Nicolosi, Guido (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

  • Ethical Traceability in the Bacon Supply Chain

    Nielsen, Thorkild (et al.)

    Pages 83-123

Buy this book

eBook $209.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8524-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8523-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7900-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical Traceability and Communicating Food
Editors
  • Christian Coff
  • David Barling
  • Michiel Korthals
  • Thorkild Nielsen
Series Title
The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8524-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8524-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8523-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7900-8
Series ISSN
1570-3010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 318
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