By Robert L Zimdahl
This state-of-the-art and maybe arguable ebook explores the ethics of agriculture and contemplates how our present ethical stance may well form our destiny. Preface; 1. advent; 2. The behavior of Agricultural technology; three. while issues get it wrong; four. An advent to Ethics; five. ethical self assurance in Agriculture; 6. The Relevance of Ethics to Agriculture; 7. Agricultural Sustainability; eight. Biotechnology; nine. how one can continue
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What is the agricultural research task? What are the questions we ought to be asking? Maintenance of production and, presumably, profit have been the premiere goals of agricultural research and of colleges of agriculture. Production has been maintained and even increased for most crops, grower profit has not, except for some large farms. We must explore whether this has been a proper and sufficient goal, and if it is the proper goal for the future? Scientific Truth and Myth 11 Those engaged in agriculture must begin to examine and expand agriculture’s ethical horizon.
2001) offer three reasons why things have become more complex. The first reason is ontological or human-induced changes in the nature of the real world. This is not just a twentieth century concern (see Marsh, 1965, 1864; Turner et al. 1990). Humans are a new force of nature (Lubchenko 1998) that modifies “physical, chemical, and biological systems in new ways, at faster rates, 2 An externality is a cost that is not reflected in price, or more technically, a cost or benefit for which no market mechanism exists.
Agriculture's ethical horizon by Robert L Zimdahl