Food Ethics

Editors: Gottwald, Franz-Theo, Ingensiep, Hans Werner, Meinhardt, Marc (Eds.)

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  • Presents international discussions and information concerning food ethics
  • Focuses on two main issues: current questions of nutrition in the specific contexts of field and experience, ethical tools, ideas and suggestions concerning long-term solutions
  • The appendix presents a collection of current declarations and political statements
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In this first decade of the 21st century, more than 854 million people in the world are starving, while industrial nations are debating about obesity, generating energy from food plants, and a myriad of other topics many African and south Asian nations could only fathom. In this great discord, there have arisen many interdisciplinary discussions about problems in the field of applied Ethics, with regards to food, that are crossing a considerably wide spectrum of disciplines, such as: obesity, traceability, agro-food biotechnology, dairy industry, transgenic plants, novel food, bio fuels, world-trade system, etc.

This book presents international discussions and information concerning food ethics in its current state. It presents a variety of important aspects in the field of food ethics with respect to positions, instruments and applications of issues surrounding nutrition. A great deal of the book will concern itself with discussing different ethical positions and problems of current interests, as explained by experts of the "food-ethics-community". The articles will focus on the reality of global food problems through two main issues:

  1. current questions of nutrition in the specific contexts of field and experience,
  2. ethical tools, ideas and suggestions concerning long-term steps for solutions.

The appendix presents a collection of current declarations and political statements – visions, proposals and goals in a worth living world in general and concerning specific problems - water, healthy food, the human right to food, sustainability and food sovereignty.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Food Ethics in a Globalized World – Reality and Utopia

    Pages 1-14

    Ingensiep, Hans Werner (et al.)

  • The Ethical Matrix as a Tool in Policy Interventions: The Obesity Crisis

    Pages 17-29

    Mepham, Ben

  • Ethical Traceability for Improved Transparency in the Food Chain

    Pages 31-45

    Coff, Christian

  • Ethics and Genetically Modified Foods

    Pages 49-66

    Comstock, Gary

  • Responsible Agro-Food Biotechnology: Precaution as Public Reflexivity and Ongoing Engagement in the Service of Sustainable Development

    Pages 67-85

    Deblonde, Marian

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Ethics
Editors
  • Franz-Theo Gottwald
  • Hans Werner Ingensiep
  • Marc Meinhardt
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5765-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5765-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5764-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8456-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 219
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