Profiling a one-health model for priority populations
Contributor(s):: Panning, C., Lem, M., Bateman, S.
Of feral cats and pet cats
Contributor(s):: Bruce A. Vojak
Early last summer an article in our local newspaper caught my eye. Some well-deserved visibility was given to my friend, Dick Warner (Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences), for the findings arising from his study of ferali and pet cats. Dick and his colleagues...
Moral "lock-in" in responsible innovation: the ethical and social aspects of killing day-old chicks and its alternatives
Contributor(s):: Bruijnis, M. R. N., Blok, V., Stassen, E. N., Gremmen, H. G. J.
The aim of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework that will help in understanding and evaluating, along social and ethical lines, the issue of killing day-old male chicks and two alternative directions of responsible innovations to solve this issue. The following research questions are...
Perception of social cues in dogs and humans: A comparative perspective
Contributor(s):: Rossi, Alejandra
Horizons of sustainability in Greenland: Inuit landscapes of memory and vision
Contributor(s):: Sejersen, Frank
The leading Canadian NGOs' discourse on fish farming: from ecocentric intuitions to biocentric solutions
Contributor(s):: Pigeon, L. E., Letourneau, L.
The development of the aquaculture industry in Canada has triggered a conflict of a scope never seen before. As stated in Young and Matthews' The Aquaculture Controversy, this debate has "mushroomed over the past several decades to become one of the most bitter and stubborn face-offs over...
Feb 05 2015
The Business of Saving Lives: Helen Woodward Animal Welfare Conference
Picturing the Pain of Animal Others: Rationalising Form, Function and Suffering in Veterinary Orthopaedics
Contributor(s):: Degeling, Chris
Re-taking care: open source biotech in light of the need to deproletarianize agricultural innovation
Contributor(s):: Lemmens, P.
This article deals with the biotechnology revolution in agriculture and analyzes it in terms of Bernard Stiegler's theory of techno-evolution and his thesis that technologies have an intrinsically pharmacological nature, meaning that they can be both supportive and destructive for sociotechnical...
Stakeholders' perceptions of GM technology in West Africa: assessing the responses of policymakers and scientists in Ghana and Nigeria
Contributor(s):: Adenle, A. A.
The perception of two key stakeholders such as policymakers and scientists on genetic modification (GM) technology was examined in Ghana and Nigeria using semi-structured interviews. A total sample of 20 policymakers (16 at ministries and 4 at parliament/cabinet) and 58 scientists (43 at research...
Family pet visitation
Contributor(s):: Sehr, J., Eisele-Hlubocky, L., Junker, R., Johns, E., Birk, D., Gaehle, K.
When Reading Gets Ruff: Canine-Assisted Reading Programs
Contributor(s):: Lane, Holly B., Zavada, Shannon D. W.
Using stable isotope analysis to quantify anthropogenic foraging in black bears
Contributor(s):: Merkle, J. A., Derbridge, J. J., Krausman, P. R.
The technological fix criticisms and the agricultural biotechnology debate
Contributor(s):: Scott, D.
A common tactic in public debates over science and technology is to dismissively label innovations as mere technological fixes. This tactic can be readily observed in the long debate over agricultural biotechnology. While these criticisms are often superficial rhetorical tactics, they point to...
Understanding the scope of farmer perceptions of risk: considering farmer opinions on the use of genetically modified (GM) crops as a stakeholder voice in policy
Contributor(s):: Guehlstorf, N. P.
This study explores the relationship of farmer attitudes and GM agriculture. A survey was conducted on 200 farmer adopters and non-adopters of GM crops within the counties of Madison, Macoupin, Jersey and Feyette in Illinois, USA on the perception of risk in relation to GM food production and...
AHCA 1999 Quality Award winners. Innovators earn the honors
Contributor(s):: Christianson, R.
Continuing care--back to the garden
Contributor(s):: Montague, J.
Development aid: the moral obligation to innovation
Contributor(s):: Dundon, S. J.
The prominent, though not exclusive, role of basic needs strategies to attain ethically acceptable development goals raises the question of the ability of development agencies to find and employ basic needs strategies. The obligation to prevent severe human suffering leads to the obligation to...
Technology and ethics in agriculture
Contributor(s):: Daniel, P.
Using technological changes in wheat harvest, the formation and transformation of the cotton culture, the impact of the Green Revolution in Malaya, and genetic engineering as examples, this article explores the positive and negative impacts of science and technology applied to agriculture. The...
The value content of agricultural technologies and their effect on rural regions and farmers
Contributor(s):: Dahlberg, K. A.
It is argued that technologies are not neutral in terms of their design objectives, their scale, and the fact that they reflect the physical and social environments in which they have developed. Specific agricultural technologies, the midwestern plough, the California tomato harvester, and...