A social contract for biotechnology: shared visions for risky technologies? (Special issue: Food safety, food quality and food ethics. Selected papers from the 3rd Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)
Contributor(s):: Bruce, D. M.
Future technological developments concerning food, agriculture, and the environment face the conflict of social legitimation from a skeptical public and media, in the wake of the crises of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, genetic modified (GM) food, and foot and mouth disease in the UK. Key...
Achieving Consensus in Developing A National Set of Child Well-Being Indicators
Contributor(s):: Hanafin, Sinéad, Brooks, Anne-Marie, Carroll, Ed, Fitzgerald, Eithne, Gabhainn, Saoirse, Sixsmith, Jane
Are some rabbits more competent and warm than others? The lay epistemologist is interested in object value, not in descriptive parameters
Contributor(s):: Dubois, Nicole, Beauvois, Jean-Léon
Beauty and the beast: do you really know your patient's family?
Contributor(s):: Gillig, P. M.
Contributor(s):: Carr, N.
This chapter brings together some of the main ideas raised in the book and suggests a future for research on dogs in the leisure experience. It returns to the recognition that all dogs and their leisure experiences are culturally constructed and prone to change across space and time which reflect...
Conflict over risks in food production: a challenge for democracy
Contributor(s):: Jensen, K. K.
When it comes to conflict over risk management priorities in food production, a number of observers, including myself, have called for some sort of public deliberation as a means of resolving the moral disagreements underlying such conflicts. This paper asks how, precisely, such deliberation...
Cultivating greater well-being: the benefits Thai organic farmers experience from adopting Buddhist eco-spirituality
Contributor(s):: Kaufman, A. H., Mock, J.
Organic farming is spreading throughout Asia, including in Thailand. Little is known about whether farmers' values change as they make the shift from conventional farming to organic farming. The benefits farmers perceive from making the shift have also scarcely been studied. We investigated these...
Early adolescents' values about their pets
Contributor(s):: Gage, M. G., Christensen, D. H.
Influence of cultural and religious factors on attitudes toward animals
Contributor(s):: Jegatheesan, Brinda, Fine, Aubrey H.
Is agriculture in need of ethics?
Contributor(s):: Apotheker, H.
The paper considers the interrelationships between ethics, the agro-food industry, civil society and government in the Netherlands. Changing norms and values in society, the influence of new technologies such as biotechnology, and international trade liberalization are discussed as providing...
Judicial review and the humane treatment of animals
Contributor(s):: Wenner, Craig A.
Melanesian axiology, communal land tenure, and the prospect of sustainable development within Papua New Guinea
Contributor(s):: Lea, D. R.
It is argued that some progress in alleviating the social and environmental problems which are beginning to face Papua New Guinea can be achieved by supporting traditional Melanesian values through maintaining the customary system of communal land tenure. The paper contrasts certain Western...
Nature and nature values in organic agriculture. An analysis of contested concepts and values among different actors in organic farming
Contributor(s):: Hansen, L., Noe, E., Hojring, K.
The relationship between agriculture and nature is a central issue in the current agricultural debate. Organic farming has ambitions and a special potential in relation to nature. Consideration for nature is part of the guiding principals of organic farming and many organic farmers are committed...
Pets and protein: placing domestic livestock on hobby-farms in England and Wales
Contributor(s):: Holloway, L.
This paper considers some of the ethical dimensions of human-animal relations in livestock farming, using the notion of 'situated morality' to examine hobby-farming as a particular set of social and agricultural practices in which farm animals are encountered simultaneously as 'friends' and...
Social acceptance of dairy farming: the ambivalence between the two faces of modernity
Contributor(s):: Boogaard, B. K., Bock, B. B., Oosting, S. J., Wiskerke, J. S. C., Zijpp, A. J. van D.
Society's relationship with modern animal farming is an ambivalent one: on the one hand there is rising criticism about modern animal farming; on the other hand people appreciate certain aspects of it, such as increased food safety and low food prices. This ambivalence reflects the two faces of...
Sustainable food consumption: exploring the consumer "attitude-behavioral intention" gap
Contributor(s):: Vermeir, I., Verbeke, W.
Although public interest in sustainability increases and consumer attitudes are mainly positive, behavioural patterns are not univocally consistent with attitudes. This study investigates the presumed gap between favourable attitude towards sustainable behaviour and behavioural intention to...
The boarding kennel and dog day-care centre: dog holidays
This chapter explores the history, scale and nature of boarding kennels and dog day-care centres. Associated with these businesses, the chapter also discusses the professional pet-sitting industry. This analysis is set within the recognition of the changing nature of human-dog relations and the...
The diverse values and motivations of Vermont farm to institution supply chain actors
Contributor(s):: Conner, D. S., Sevoian, N., Heiss, S. N., Berlin, L.
Farm to institution (FTI) efforts aim to increase the amount of locally produced foods, typically fruits and vegetables, served by institutions such as schools, colleges, hospitals, senior meal sites, and correctional facilities. Scholars have cited these efforts as contributing to public health...
The ethics of food for tomorrow: on the viability of agrarianism - how far can it go? Comments on Paul Thompson's Agrarian Vision
Contributor(s):: Anthony, R.
Value pluralism and coherentist justification of ethical advice. (Special Issue: Ethical tools.)
Contributor(s):: Forsberg, E. M.
Liberal societies are characterized in terms of a fundamental value pluralism, i.e., respect for individuals' rights to live by their own concept of what is good. Still, the state must make decisions that give privilege to some values at the expense of others. When public ethics committees give...