Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic
Contributor(s):: Siettou, C.
Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States
| Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander
The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...
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Relationship patterns in food purchase: observing social interactions in different shopping environments
| Contributor(s):: Cicatiello, C., Pancino, B., Pascucci, S., Franco, S.
The social dimension of purchase seems particularly important when it comes to food, since it can contribute to foster "consumers' embeddedness" in the local food system. The discussion on this topic is growing after the emergence of alternative food networks (AFNs), which are thought to have...
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...
Dangerous dog or dastardly dude? Anthropomorphism, threat, and willingness to approach non-human targets
| Contributor(s):: Butterfield, Max Edward
Consumer choice and farmers' markets
| Contributor(s):: Dodds, R., Holmes, M., Arunsopha, V., Chin, N., Le, T., Maung, S., Shum, M.
The increasing popularity of local food consumption can be attributed to the heightened awareness of food safety concerns, carbon emissions produced from food transportation, and an understanding of how large corporations' obtain their food supplies. Although there is increasing discussion on...
Food community networks as leverage for social embeddedness
| Contributor(s):: Migliore, G., Schifani, G., Guccione, G. D., Cembalo, L.
Social embeddedness, defined as the interaction of economic activities and social behavior, is used in this study as a conceptual tool to describe the growing phenomenon of food community networks (FCNs). The aim in this paper was to map the system of relations which the FCNs develop both inside...
Doing more, doing less: Consequences of exceeding versus falling short of promises
| Contributor(s):: Gneezy, Ayelet
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'...
Does autonomy count in favor of labeling genetically modified food?
| Contributor(s):: Hansen, K.
In this paper, I argue that consumer autonomy does not count in favour of the labelling of genetically modified foods (GM foods) more than for the labelling of non-GM foods. Further, reasonable considerations support the view that it is non-GM foods rather than GM foods that should be labelled.
Feeling food: the rationality of perception
| Contributor(s):: Beekman, V.
Regulatory bodies tend to treat people's emotional responses towards foods as a nuisance for rational opinion-formation and decision-making. This position is thought to be supported by such evidence as: (1) people showing negative emotional responses to the idea of eating meat products from...
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...
Milk in the multiple: the making of organic milk in Norway. (Special Issue: Animal welfare in a broad perspective. Papers from the Nordic Network of Agriculture and Food Ethics.)
| Contributor(s):: Larssaether, S.
The current article looks into the development of an organic market segment in Norway by following organic milk and the controversies that have emerged in the trail of this morally infused artefact. In particular focus is the reformatting of organic milk around the turn of the millennium and the...
Selective patronage and social justice: local food consumer campaigns in historical context
| Contributor(s):: Hinrichs, C. C., Allen, P.
In the early 2000s, the development of local food systems in advanced industrial countries has expanded beyond creation and support of farmers' markets and community supported agriculture farms and projects to include targeted Buy Local Food campaigns. Non-governmental groups in many U.S. places...
Special Issue: Ethics and the politics of food. (Special Issue: Ethics and the politics of food.)
| Contributor(s):: Lien, M. E., Anthony, R.
This special issue examines how best to manage food production, distribution and consumption in an ethically viable manner. This issue consists of five papers. The first paper explains the differences between US and EU policies on genetically modified food and crops. The second paper explores the...
Sustainable development and Norwegian genetic engineering regulations: applications, impacts, and challenges
| Contributor(s):: Myhr, A. I., Traavik, T.
The main purpose of The Norwegian Gene Technology Act (1993) is to enforce containment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and control of GMO releases. Furthermore, the Act intends to ensure that "production and use of GMOs should take place in an ethically and socially justifiable way, 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...
The struggle over functional foods: justice and the social meaning of functional foods. (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):: Korthals, M.
The social and scientific debate over functional foods has two focal points. One is the issue of the reliability and trustworthiness of the claims connected with functional foods. The second issue is the issue of the sociocultural dimension of functional foods and their detrimental effect on the...
You are what you eat: genetically modified foods, integrity, and society. (Special issue: Ethics as a dimension of agrifood policy: selected papers from the 4th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)
| Contributor(s):: Pascalev, A.
I develop a set of objections to genetically modified foods (GMF) grounded in the concept of integrity and maintain that food and food choice can be connected to the agent's personal integrity. I argue that due to the constitution of GMF and the manner in which they are produced, such foods are...