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  1. Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat

    Contributor(s):: Bruckner, Heide K., Colombino, Annalisa, Ermann, Ulrich

  2. Determinants of individual attitudes toward animal welfare-friendly food products

    Contributor(s):: Cembalo, L., Caracciolo, F., Lombardi, A., Giudice, T. del, Grunert, K. G., Cicia, G.

    Animal welfare involves societal and human values, ethical concerns and moral considerations since it incorporates the belief of what is right or what is wrong in animal treatment and care. This paper aims to ascertain whether the different dimensions of individual attitudes toward animal welfare...

  3. The role of quality labels in market-driven animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Heerwagen, L. R., Morkbak, M. R., Denver, S., Sandoe, P., Christensen, T.

    In policy-making the consumption of specially labelled products, and its role in improving the welfare of livestock, has attracted considerable attention. There is in many countries a diverse market for animal welfare-friendly products which is potentially confusing and may lack transparency. We...

  4. Application of welfare assessment to commercial livestock production

    Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J.

    Farm assurance schemes are an inevitable and essential part of the UK livestock industries as they provide valuable assurances to the market over food safety, nonhuman animal welfare, and environmental concerns. However, there is potential for welfare assessment within such schemes to extend...

  5. Consumer attitudes towards alternatives to piglet castration without pain relief in organic farming: qualitative results from Germany

    Contributor(s):: Heid, A., Hamm, U.

  6. Economic, education, encouragement and enforcement influences within farm assurance schemes

    Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J., Mullan, S.

  7. 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...

  8. Consensus conferences - a case study: publiforum in Switzerland with special respect to the role of lay persons and ethics. (Special Issue: Ethical tools.)

    Contributor(s):: Skorupinski, B., Baranzke, H., Ingensiep, H. W., Meinhardt, M.

    This paper presents a case study dealing with the Switzerland's consensus conference called "PubliForum", which tackled the issue of "Genetic Technology and Nutrition" (1999). Societal and ethical aspects of genetically modified foods can be seen as prototypes of topics depending on the...

  9. Consumer autonomy and sufficiency of GMF labeling

    Contributor(s):: Siipi, H., Uusitalo, S.

    Individuals' food choices are intimately connected to their self-images and world views. Some dietary choices adopted by consumers pose restrictions on their use of genetically modified food (GMF). It is quite generally agreed that some kind of labeling is necessary for respecting consumers'...

  10. 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...

  11. Consumers' perceptions and awareness of food safety practices in Barbados and Trinidad, West Indies--A pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Odwin, Ranate, Badrie, Neela

  12. Ethical challenges for livestock production: meeting consumer concerns about meat safety and animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Verbeke, W. A. J., Viaene, J.

    Livestock production today faces the difficult task of effectively meeting emerging consumer concerns while remaining competitive in major target markets. Meeting consumer concerns about product safety and animal welfare are identified as key attention points for future livestock production. The...

  13. Ethical rooms for maneuver and their prospects vis-a-vis the current ethical food policies in Europe

    Contributor(s):: Korthals, M.

    In this paper I want to show that consumer concerns can be implemented in food chains by organizing ethical discussions of conflicting values that include them as participators. First, it is argued that there are several types of consumer concerns about food and agriculture that are...

  14. Food safety, quality, and ethics - a post-normal perspective. (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):: Ravetz, J. R.

    I argue that the issues of food quality, in the most general sense including purity, safety, and ethics, can no longer be resolved through "normal" science and regulation. The reliance on reductionist science as the basis for policy and implementation has shown itself to be inadequate. I use...

  15. Food, consumer concerns, and trust: food ethics for a globalizing market

    Contributor(s):: Brom, F. W. A.

    The use of biotechnology in food production gives rise to consumer concerns. The term consumer concern is often used as a container notion. It includes concerns about food safety, environmental and animal welfare consequences of food production systems, and intrinsic moral objections against...

  16. From trust to trustworthiness: why information is not enough in the food sector

    Contributor(s):: Meijboom, F. L. B., Visak, T., Brom, F. W. A.

    The many well-publicized food scandals in recent years have resulted in a general state of vulnerable trust. As a result, building consumer trust has become an important goal in agri-food policy. In their efforts to protect trust in the agricultural and food sector, governments and industries...

  17. Meeting consumer concerns for food safety in South Korea: the importance of food safety and ethics in a globalizing market

    Contributor(s):: Kim, R. B.

    As the issue of food safety became one of the important public agenda, consumer concern for food safety became the general public concern. The Korea U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) completion allowing import of U.S. beef to Korea has turned into a massive public uproar and a series of...

  18. Reflections on the growing influence of good agricultural practices in the Global South

    Contributor(s):: Amekawa, Y.

    EurepGAP is a pioneering field level food safety protocol called 'good agricultural practices' currently exercising influence over the global food quality assurance system. Developed by a consortium of major European retailers, this private standard enforces codes of conduct that address issues...

  19. Safety assurance of foods: risk management depends on good science but it is not a scientific activity. (Special issue: Food safety, food quality and food ethics. Selected papers from the 3rd Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food

    Contributor(s):: Goga, B. T. C., Clementi, F.

    We make many decisions in our lives and we weigh the benefits against the drawbacks. Our decisions are based on what benefits are most important to us and what drawbacks we are willing to accept. Decisions about what we eat are made in the same way; but when it comes to safety, our decisions are...

  20. Societal concerns about pork and pork production and their relationships to the production system

    Contributor(s):: Kanis, E., Groen, A. F., Greef, K. H. de

    This paper examines the aspects of modern pigmeat production systems that give rise to concerns within various groups of actors and thereby affect the acceptability of pigmeat by these groups in western Europe. A brief description of a present day pigmeat production system and the actors involved...