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  1. Vegetarian, vegan, activist, radical: Using latent profile analysis to examine different forms of support for animal welfare: GPIR GPIR

    Contributor(s):: Thomas, Emma F., Bury, Simon M., Louis, Winnifred R., Amiot, Catherine E., Molenberghs, Pascal, Crane, Monique F., Decety, Jean

  2. Selected papers from the 2013 EurSAFE Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 11-14 September 2013

    Contributor(s):: Rocklinsberg, H., Sandin, P.

    This issue presents six papers that were chosen to contribute to an overall picture of the discussion of the consumer-citizen debate regarding responsibility for the global food situation. The papers deal with: the ethical issues of personalized nutrition; the notion of consumer citizenship; the...

  3. Personalized nutrition and social justice: ethical considerations within four future scenarios applying the perspective of Nussbaum's capabilities approach

    Contributor(s):: Nordstrom, K., Goossens, J.

    The idea of personalized nutrition (PN) is to give tailored dietary advice based on personal health-related data, i.e. phenotype, genotype, or lifestyle. PN may be seen as part of a general trend towards personalised health care and currently various types of business models are already offering...

  4. Des exploitations intensives d'huitres pendant l'Antiquite et le Moyen Age sur le littoral atlantique francais: l'exemple de Beauvoir-sur-Mer (Vendee)

    Contributor(s):: Dupont, C., Rouzeau, N.

    Along the European Atlantic facade, the consumption of flat oysters (Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758) has been known since the Mesolithic era (Gutierrez-Zugasti et al. 2011). This observation is also true for French coasts (Dupont 2006). Especially during Antiquity, the exploitation of this species...

  5. Intensive exploitation of oysters during Antiquity and the Middle Ages on the French Atlantic coast: the example of Beauvoir-sur-Mer (Vendee)Des exploitations intensives d'huitres pendant l'Antiquite et le Moyen Age sur le littoral atlantique francai

    Contributor(s):: Dupont, C., Rouzeau, N.

    Along the European Atlantic facade, the consumption of flat oysters (Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758) has been known since the Mesolithic era (Gutierrez-Zugasti et al. 2011). This observation is also true for French coasts (Dupont 2006). Especially during Antiquity, the exploitation of this species...

  6. Closer to nature? A critical discussion of the marketing of "ethical" animal products

    Contributor(s):: Borkfelt, S., Kondrup, S., Rocklinsberg, H., Bjorkdahl, K., Gjerris, M.

    As public awareness of environmental issues and animal welfare has risen, catering to public concerns and views on these issues has become a potentially profitable strategy for marketing a number of product types, of which animal products such as dairy and meat are obvious examples. Our analysis...

  7. Understanding feeding patterns in growing pigs by modelling growth and motivation

    Contributor(s):: Boumans, I. J. M. M., Bokkers, E. A. M., Hofstede, G. J., Boer, I. J. M. de

    Feeding is an essential behaviour for body maintenance in pigs and closely related to their growth and productivity performance. Mechanisms underlying feeding behaviour in pigs are still unclear. Understanding these mechanisms can provide valuable insights into the complex interactions among...

  8. Turning point of transformation: consumer communities, identity projects and becoming a serious dog hobbyist

    Contributor(s):: Syrjala, H.

    The present paper aims to delineate the turning point of the transformation that takes place when a casual enthusiast becomes a serious hobbyist within the subculture of dog agility devotees. Thereby, this paper participates in prior discussions in consumer research that have deliberated on...

  9. Public perceptions of the ethics of in-vitro meat: determining an appropriate course of action

    Contributor(s):: Laestadius, L. I.

    While in vitro animal meat (IVM) is not yet commercially available, the public has already begun to form opinions of IVM as a result of news stories and events drawing attention to its development. As such, we can discern public perceptions of the ethics of IVM before its commercial release. This...

  10. Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Ethical Perspectives on Land Use and Food Production. Selected Papers from the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EURSAFE) Congress, Tuebingen, Germany, 30 May-2 June 2012

    Contributor(s):: Potthast, T., Meisch, S., Meijboom, F.

    This issue presents eight selected papers from the EurSafe 2012 conference, focusing on ethical issues of agriculture and food in the light of climate change and shifting land-use patterns. Governance, ethics and human justice with regard to sustainable development are addressed, as well as...

  11. Reasoning claims for more sustainable food consumption: a capabilities perspective

    Contributor(s):: Voget-Kleschin, L.

    This paper examines how employing the capabilities approach in conceptualizing sustainable development allows reasoning and specifying claims for more sustainable lifestyles. In doing so, it focuses on the example of food consumption because it constitutes an '(un)sustainability hotspot' as well...

  12. Understanding co‚Äźconsumption between consumers and their pets

    Contributor(s):: Kylkilahti, Eliisa, Syrjälä, Henna, Autio, Jaakko, Kuismin, Ari, Autio, Minna

  13. Current agricultural practices threaten future global food production

    Contributor(s):: Liu, YongBo, Pan, XuBin, Li, JunSheng

    In future decades, food demand for an increased population with elevated standards of living poses a huge challenge, particularly in the sense of the environmental impacts of agricultural systems. We have analyzed agricultural data from the past 50 years, and found that the current agricultural...

  14. A comparison of dog food choice criteria across dog owner segments: an exploratory study

    Contributor(s):: Boya, U. O., Dotson, M. J., Hyatt, E. M.

  15. The Development of a Companionship Scale for Artificial Pets

    Contributor(s):: Luh, D. B., Li, E. C., Kao, Y. J.

  16. 'Go go dog!' and German Turks' demand for pet dogs

    Contributor(s):: Caglar, Ayse S.

  17. The Cayman Turtle Farm: why we can't have our green turtle and eat it too

    Contributor(s):: D'Cruze, N., Alcock, R., Donnelly, M.

    The Cayman Turtle Farm (CTF) is the only facility in the world that commercially produces green sea turtles ( Chelonia mydas) for human consumption. The CTF has operated at a significant financial loss for much of its 45 years history and is maintained by substantial Cayman Island Government...

  18. Moral disengagement in harmful but cherished food practices? An exploration into the case of meat

    Contributor(s):: Graca, J., Calheiros, M. M., Oliveira, A.

    Harmful but culturally cherished practices often endure in spite of the damages they cause. Meat consumption is increasingly becoming one of such cases and may provide an opportunity from which to observe these phenomena. Growing evidence indicates that current and projected production and...

  19. The mini-cup jelly court cases: a comparative analysis from a food ethics perspective

    Contributor(s):: Kim, SukShin

    This study compares and analyzes separate court rulings in three countries on "mini-cup jelly" (a firm jelly containing konjac and packaged in bite-sized plastic cups) from a food ethics perspective. While the Korean and US courts decided that the mini-cup jelly was defective, and that the...

  20. A conception of moral sensitivity and everyday consumption practices: Insights from the moralizing discourses of pet owners

    Contributor(s):: McEachern, Morven G., Cheetham, Fiona