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323 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xii, 231 p. : ill.
  • Acknowledgements-- Contributors-- Introduction: The Ethics of Agricultural Intensification: An Interdisciplinary and International Paul B. Thompson, Editor, Michigan State University Chapter 1 - The ethics of sustainable agricultural intensification FAO Ethics Series Chapter 2 - Doing Ethics in Food and Agriculture Clive Stannard, FAO Commission of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Chapter 3 - History, Ethics, and Intensification in Agriculture John H. Perkins, The Evergreen State College and Rachael Jamison, Washington State Chapter 4 - One Hundred Years of Agricultural Intensification: A Personal History of Unanswered Ethical Issues-1890-2004 Allan Schmid, Michigan State University Chapter 5 - Two Battles in the History of Agriculture: Against Hunger and Against Alternatives Comments on John Perkins and Rachael Jamison' History, Ethics and Intensification in Agriculture Michiel Korthals, Wageningen Animal Veterinary Research Institute Chapter 6 - Agriculture Intensification from the Perspective of Development Ethics Luis Camacho, University of Costa Rica Chapter 7 - Comments On Luis Camacho, 'Agriculture Intensification from the Perspective of Development Ethics' Stephen L. Esquith, Michigan State University Chapter 8 - Agricultural Intensification: Some Human Rights Issues John Otieno Ouko, Michigan State University Chapter 9 - Environmental Ethics and Agricultural Intensification Clare Palmer, Washington University, St. Louis Chapter 10 - Agricultural Intensification and the Environment Lawrence Busch, Michigan State University Chapter 11 - Agricultural Intensification, Environmental Ethics and Sustainability: Some EthicalObservations Nigel Dower, University of Aberdeen Chapter 12 - Animal Welfare and the Intensification of Animal Production David Fraser, University of British Columbia Chapter 13 - Re-thinking the Ethics of Intensification for Animal Agriculture:Comments on David Fraser, 'Animal Welfare and the Intensification of Animal Production' Peter Sandoe, Centre for Bioethics and Risk Assessment, The Danish Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University Chapter 14 - Farm Welfare: A Systemic Challenge Richard Bawden, University of Western Sydney Chapter 15 - Ethics in Agricultural Change: Questions and Proposals for Development Processes Andrew Dorward, Imperial College London, Wye Campus List of Conference Participants-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402087219 20160605
The Ethics of Agricultural Intensification: An Interdisciplinary and International Conversation Paul B. Thompson and John Otieno Ouko* Global agriculture faces a number of challenges as the world approaches the second decade of the third millennium. Predictions unilaterally indicate dramatic increases in world population between 2010 and 2030, and a trend in developing countries toward greater consumption of animal products could multiply the need for prod- tion of basic grains even further. Although global food production in 2000 was estimated to be adequate for the existing population, hunger and malnutrition are persistent problems that have led decision makers to recognize that increasing food production in specific regions may be the most effective way to address food se- rity for impoverished peoples. At the same time, there will need to be policy adju- ments that improve poor people's access to current food supplies without simultaneously undercutting the ability of local producers to obtain needed cash income. What is more, the uncertain effects of global climate change on agricultural ecosystems complicate planning for this process, while poorly understood processes of globa- zation create additional unknowns from the side of social systems. In short, despite surpluses in many parts of the developed world, finding ways to increase food p- duction on both selected regional and a total global basis remains a priority for many farmers, policy makers and agricultural researchers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402087219 20160605
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1 online resource (xvii, 228 p.)
So many of us are beset by anxiety, depression, loneliness, and spiritual malaise, tense and unhappy despite our gadgets and goodies. Michael Schuler, leader of the nation's largest Unitarian Universalist congregation, says it's because, urged on by an aggressively materialist culture, we too often opt for short-term gratification and long-term denial. In this thoughtful and deeply honest book, he helps us find a life path that leads to treasures of perennial value: a beautiful and healthy earth home, enduring relationships, strong communities, work that contributes to the common good, and play that restores our bodies and lifts our souls. Deconstructing the assumption that consumption, stimulation, and constant motion comprise the good life, Schuler urges the wholesale embrace of sustainability as both an operational principle and a life-sustaining core value. His book presents sustainability as a coherent frame of reference that can ground us spiritually, heal us internally, and deepen our relationships. Schuler identifies four behavioral principles for living sustainably Pay Attention, Stay Put, Exercise Patience, and Practice Prudence and shows how to apply them in our daily lives. He uses stories from his own life to illuminate the rewards and challenges of sustainable living and shares insights from environmentalists, social commentators, writers, poets, businesspeople, and spiritual leaders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781576755709 20160607

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