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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...