Agriculture s Ethical Horizon

What are the goals of agricultural science? What should the goals of agricultural science be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? These questions are explored in this monumental book so that those in agriculture will begin an open dialoge on the ethics of agriculture. Discussion of foundational values, of why we practice agriculture as we do, should become a central, rather than peripheral, part of agricultural practice and education. If agricultural scientists do not venture forth to understand and shape the ethical base of the future, it will be imposed by others. Largely autobiographical, this book covers topics such as scientific truth and myth, what agricultural research should be done, an introduction to ethics, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to agriculture, sustainability, and biotechnology. * Written by an expert who has been engaged in agricultural education and research for over 35 years * Content is easily understandable by non-philosophers * The concepts of scientific truth and myth are contrasted and compared * Chapter sidebars highlight important concepts and can be used to engage students in further discussion * Companion website will accompany the book with further teaching aids and a discussion board

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  • Author : Robert L. Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 274 pages
  • ISBN : 0124160433
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Agriculture's Ethical Horizon

Agriculture's Ethical Horizon
  • Author : Robert L. Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 09 December 2021
GET THIS BOOKAgriculture's Ethical Horizon

What are the goals of agricultural science? What should the goals of agricultural science be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? These questions are explored in this monumental book so that those in agriculture will begin an open dialoge on the ethics of agriculture. Discussion of foundational values, of why we practice agriculture as we do, should become a central, rather than peripheral, part of agricultural practice and education. If agricultural scientists do

Agriculture's Ethical Horizon

Agriculture's Ethical Horizon
  • Author : Robert L Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 January 2012
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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

Ethical futures: bioscience and food horizons

Ethical futures: bioscience and food horizons
  • Author : Kate Millar,Pru Hobson West,Brigitte Nerlich
  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Release : 20 June 2009
GET THIS BOOKEthical futures: bioscience and food horizons

In an ever changing interconnected world, the agriculture and food system faces constant challenges in many forms, such as the impacts of climate change, uncertainty surrounding the use of novel technologies and the emergence of new zoonotic diseases. Alongside these challenges professionals working in the food system are faced with opportunities to improve food production and distribution. As decision-makers attempt to balance these threats and opportunities in order to secure more sustainable production systems, the key question that arises is:

Agricultural Ethics - An Invitation

Agricultural Ethics - An Invitation
  • Author : Robert L. Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 13 August 2020
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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

International Law and Agroecological Husbandry

International Law and Agroecological Husbandry
  • Author : John W. Head
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 25 November 2016
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Remarkable advances are being made in life science and agricultural research to reform the methods of food production, particularly with regard to staple grain and legume crops, in ways that will better reflect ecological realities. However, advances in science may be insufficient to ensure that these possibilities for agricultural reform are realized in practice and in a sustainable way. This book shows how these can only be achieved through changes in legal norms and institutions at the global level. Interdisciplinary

Food and Agricultural Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective

Food and Agricultural Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective
  • Author : Paul B. Thompson
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 09 November 2020
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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

Reconstructing biotechnologies

Reconstructing biotechnologies
  • Author : Guido Ruivenkamp,Shuji Hisano,Joost Jongerden
  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Release : 09 April 2008
GET THIS BOOKReconstructing biotechnologies

The main subject of this publication is the co-creation of society and biotechnology. The authors do not treat society and biotechnology as separate domains, instead they consider technologies as socially constructed. The main focus of this publication is on agro-biotechnologies and the contributors present perspectives for reconstruction both from and in 'the North' and 'the South'. Reconstructing biotechnologies offers a range of critical social analyses confronting the actuality of biotechnology with the potentialities of its social reconstruction. In doing that,

Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture

Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture
  • Author : Ellen F. Davis
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 13 October 2008
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This book examines the theology and ethics of land use, especially the practices of modern industrialized agriculture, in light of critical biblical exegesis. Nine interrelated essays explore the biblical writers' pervasive concern for the care of arable land against the background of the geography, social structures, and religious thought of ancient Israel. This approach consistently brings out neglected aspects of texts, both poetry and prose, that are central to Jewish and Christian traditions. Rather than seeking solutions from the past,

Fundamentals of Weed Science

Fundamentals of Weed Science
  • Author : Robert L Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 09 August 2013
GET THIS BOOKFundamentals of Weed Science

This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds--without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a

Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic

Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic
  • Author : Ika Darnhofer,David Gibbon,Benoît Dedieu
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 30 May 2012
GET THIS BOOKFarming Systems Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic

Farming Systems Research has three core characteristics: it builds on systems thinking, it depends on the close collaboration between social and biophysical sciences, and it relies on participation to build co-learning processes. Farming Systems Research posits that to contribute towards sustainable rural development, both interdisciplinary collaborations and local actor engagement are needed. Together, they allow for changes in understanding and changes in practices. This book gives an overview of the insights generated in 20 years of Farming Systems Research. It retraces

Sustainable food production and ethics

Sustainable food production and ethics
  • Author : Werner Zollitsch,Christoph Winckler,Susanne Waiblinger,Alexander Haslberger
  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Release : 01 September 2007
GET THIS BOOKSustainable food production and ethics

Sustainability has become an issue widely debated in many countries. Given the central role of food supply and the emotional relationship that modern mankind still has to its food, sustainability is seen as a value which has to be maintained throughout food supply chains. The complexity of modern food systems invokes a variety of ethical implications which emerge from contrasts between ideals, perceptions and the conditions of technical processes within food systems, and the concerns connected to this.This book

Know your food

Know your food
  • Author : Diana Elena Dumitras,Ionel Mugurel Jitea,Stef Aerts
  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Release : 18 May 2015
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Food production and consumption is no longer a traditional activity. Every day we make choices that influence not only our health, but also that of other living beings, and our planet. Our food cultures are changing rapidly. Do we still know our food? And if not, is that a bad thing? This book presents the state of the art in agriculture and food ethics. It considers a wide range of ethics and innovation topics in agriculture, aquaculture, markets, consumption and

The Ethics of Intensification

The Ethics of Intensification
  • Author : Paul B. Thompson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 19 September 2008
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The Ethics of Agricultural Intensification: An Interdisciplinary and International Conversation Paul B. Thompson and John Otieno Ouko* Global agriculture faces a number of challenges as the world approaches the second decade of the third millennium. Predictions unilaterally indicate dramatic increases in world population between 2010 and 2030, and a trend in developing countries toward greater consumption of animal products could multiply the need for prod- tion of basic grains even further. Although global food production in 2000 was estimated to be adequate for

The Ethics of Nanotechnology, Geoengineering, and Clean Energy

The Ethics of Nanotechnology, Geoengineering, and Clean Energy
  • Author : Andrew Maynard,Jack Stilgoe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 26 July 2020
GET THIS BOOKThe Ethics of Nanotechnology, Geoengineering, and Clean Energy

Nanotechnology, clean technology, and geoengineering span the scale of human ingenuity, from the imperceptibly small to the unimaginably large. Yet they are united by a commonality of ethics that permeates how and why they are developed, and how the resulting consequences are managed. The articles in this volume provide a comprehensive account of current thinking around the ethics of development and use within each of the technological domains, and addresses challenges and opportunities that cut across all three. In particular,