Local food and international ethics
Contributor(s):: Navin, M. C.
Many advocate practices of 'local food' or 'locavorism' as a partial solution to the injustices and unsustainability of contemporary food systems. I think that there is much to be said in favor of local food movements, but these virtues are insufficient to immunize locavorism from criticism. In...
The ethics of constrained choice: how the industrialization of agriculture impacts farming and farmer behavior
Contributor(s):: Hendrickson, M. K., James, H. S., Jr.
This paper considers how the industrialization of agriculture has altered the ways in which agricultural production occurs and the ways these new production systems impact farmer-level decision-making in ethically important ways. It is shown that as markets become increasingly concentrated, the...
Care Theory and "caring" systems of agriculture
Contributor(s):: Curry, J. M.
Care Theory is a growing school of ethics that starts with the assumption of the relational nature of human beings. In contrast, the dominant assumption of the autonomous view of human nature has made it difficult to integrate "relational" aspects of reality into the realm of political action...