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Main Title From field to fork : food ethics for everyone /
Author Thompson, Paul B.,
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2015
OCLC Number 892895216
ISBN 9780199391691; 0199391696; 9780199391684; 0199391688
Subjects Agriculture--Moral and ethical aspects. ; Food supply--Moral and ethical aspects. ; Food habits--Moral and ethical aspects.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  BJ52.5.T54 2015 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/13/2015 STATUS
Collation xii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-320) and index.
Contents Notes
You are not what you eat -- Food ethics and social injustice -- The ethics of diet and obesity -- The fundamental problem of food ethics -- Livestock welfare and the ethics of producing meat -- The allure of the local: food systems and environmental impact -- Green revolution food technology and its discontents -- Once more, this time with feeling: ethics, risk and the future of food. Tapping into surging interest in the impacts of our food choices on ourselves and the wider world, Paul B. Thompson provides readers with a guided tour of the landscape of food ethics, applying more than thirty years of experience working with farmers, agricultural researchers, and food system activists. Thompson follows the ethics of diet and health from the ancient world to our current obesity crisis and goes on to examine diet and health issues, livestock welfare, world hunger, social injustice in food systems, environmental ethics, Green Revolution technology, and GMOs from a philosophical standpoint.