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"Loyals" and "optimizers": shedding light on the decision for or against organic agriculture among Swiss farmers
Contributor(s):: Mann, S., Gairing, M.
A study of how experts and non-experts make decisions on releasing genetically modified plants
Contributor(s):: Brana, G. M. R., Miranda-Vilela, A. L., Grisolia, C. K.
Economics and animal welfare in small animal veterinary practice: the case of genetic welfare problems
Contributor(s):: Yeates, J.
Ethical frameworks and farmer participation in controversial farming practices
Contributor(s):: Cardoso, S. P., James, H. S., Jr.
Foot disorders in dairy cattle: impact on cow and dairy farmer
Contributor(s):: Bruijnis, M. R. N., Beerda, B., Hogeveen, H., Stassen, E. N.
Laboratory macaques: when to wean? (Special Issue: The welfare of laboratory primates.)
Contributor(s):: Prescott, M. J., Nixon, M. E., Farningham, D. A. H., Naiken, S., Griffiths, M. A.
A veterinarian's role in helping pet owners with decision making. (Special Issue: Palliative medicine and hospice care.)
Contributor(s):: Shanan, A.
End-of-life care frequently requires owners and veterinarians to make decisions of monumental consequences while feeling they sorely lack essential information. This feeling can be distressing to owners and veterinarians and lead to strains in their relationship. This article illustrates an...
Communicating with special populations: children and older adults. (Effective Communication in Veterinary Practice.)
Contributor(s):: Brandt, J. C., Grabill, C. M.
This article highlights the importance of human-animal bond for children and older adults, addresses issues of pet loss and provides suggestions for meeting the communication needs of both populations. This article is divided into 2 sections. The first section focuses on the developmental...
Euthanasia & thanatology in small animals
Contributor(s):: Heiblum Frid, M., Tejeda Perea, A.
An ethical toolkit for food companies: reflections on its use. (Special Issue: Ethical tools.)
Contributor(s):: Deblonde, M., Graaff, R. de, Brom, F.
Nowadays many debates are going on that relate to the agricultural and food sector. It looks as if present technological and organizational developments within the agricultural and food sector are badly geared to societal needs and expectations. In this article we briefly present a toolkit for...
Can food safety policy-making be both scientifically and democratically legitimated? If so, how? (Special Issue: Ethics and the politics of food.)
Contributor(s):: Millstone, E.
This paper provides an analysis of the evolution of thinking and talking about the role of scientific knowledge and expertise in food safety policy-making, and in risk policy-making more generally from the late 19th century to the present day. It highlights the defining characteristics of several...
Choosing a food future: differentiating among alternative food options
Contributor(s):: Follett, J. R.
This article examines the diversity of food networks that fit within the alternative food system of the United States. While farmers' markets, community supported agriculture schemes, and corporate organic food markets all fit within the alternative food system, they differ greatly in the...
Class: an essential aspect of watershed planning
Contributor(s):: Adams, J.
A study of a watershed planning process in the Cache River Watershed in southern Illinois (USA) revealed that class divisions, based on property ownership, underlay key conflicts over land use and decision-making relevant to resource use. A class analysis of the region indicates that the planning...
Coexistence of plants and coexistence of farmers: is an individual choice possible?
Contributor(s):: Binimelis, R.
The introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Europe has been characterized by controversy. In 2002, the European Union introduced the concept of "coexistence" as a compromise solution that, through the establishment of science-based technical measures, should allow the market to...
Constrained choice and ethical dilemmas in land management: environmental quality and food safety in California agriculture
Contributor(s):: Stuart, D.
As environmental and conservation efforts increasingly turn towards agricultural landscapes, it is important to understand how land management decisions are made by agricultural producers. While previous studies have explored producer decision-making, many fail to recognize the importance of...
Consumer autonomy and availability of genetically modified food
Contributor(s):: Siipi, H., Uusitalo, S.
The European Union's policies regarding genetically modified food (GMF hereafter) are based on the precautionary principle and the requirement of respecting consumers' autonomy. We ask whether the requirement of respecting consumers' autonomy regarding GMF implies that both GMF and non-GMF...
Consumer exit, voice, and loyalty: indicative, legitimation, and regulatory role in agricultural and food ethics
Contributor(s):: Newholm, T.
Disputes over agriculture and food production have occurred against a background of disputed authority with regard to governments, experts, and single issue pressure groups. Consumers have intervened in quite significant ways with many altering their buying patterns. The conventional assessment...
Developing the ethical Delphi. (Special Issue: Ethical tools.)
Contributor(s):: Millar, K., Thorstensen, E., Tomkins, S., Mepham, B., Kaiser, M.
A number of EU institutions and government committees across Europe have expressed interest in developing methods and decision-support tools to facilitate consideration of the ethical dimensions of biotechnology assessment. As part of the work conducted in the EC supported project on ethical...
Developing the Ethical Matrix as a decision support framework: GM fish as a case study. (Special Issue: Ethical tools.)
Contributor(s):: Kaiser, M., Millar, K., Thorstensen, E., Tomkins, S.
The Ethical Matrix was developed to help decision-makers explore the ethical issues raised by agri-food biotechnologies. Over the decade since its inception the Ethical Matrix has been used by a number of organizations and the philosophical basis of the framework has been discussed and analyzed...
Development of a decision support system for assessing farm animal welfare in relation to husbandry systems: strategy and prototype
Contributor(s):: Bracke, M. B. M., Metz, J. H. M., Dijkhuizen, A. A., Spruijt, B. M.
Due to increasing empirical information on farm animal welfare since the 1960s, the prospects for sound decision-making concerning welfare have improved. This paper describes a strategy to develop a decision-making aid, a decision support system, for assessment of farm animal welfare based on...