From field to fork : food ethics for everyone
- Paul B. Thompson.
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 
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- xii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Thompson, Paul B., 1951- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-320) and index.
- Introduction, with a Rough Guide to Ethics
- Chapter 1: You Are NOT What You Eat
- Chapter 2: Food Ethics and Social Injustice
- Chapter 3: The Ethics of Diet and Obesity
- Chapter 4: The Fundamental Problem of Food Ethics
- Chapter 5: Livestock Welfare and the Ethics of Producing Meat
- Chapter 6: The Allure of the Local: Food Systems and Environmental Impact
- Chapter 7: Green Revolution Food Technology and Its Discontents
- Chapter 8: Once More, This Time with Feeling: Ethics, Risk and the Future of Food
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
After centuries of neglect, the ethics of food are back with a vengeance. Justice for food workers and small farmers has joined the rising tide of concern over the impact of industrial agriculture on food animals and the broader environment, all while a global epidemic of obesity-related diseases threatens to overwhelm modern health systems. An emerging worldwide social movement has turned to local and organic foods, and struggles to exploit widespread concern over the next wave of genetic engineering or nanotechnologies applied to food. Paul B. Thompson's book applies the rigor of philosophy to key topics in the first comprehensive study explore interconnections hidden deep within this welter of issues. Bringing more than thirty years of experience working closely with farmers, agricultural researchers and food system activists to the topic, he explores the eclipse of food ethics during the rise of nutritional science, and examines the reasons for its sudden re-emergence in the era of diet-based disease. Thompson discusses social injustice in the food systems of developed economies and shows how we have missed the key insights for understanding food ethics in the developing world. His discussions of animal production and the environmental impact of agriculture breaks new ground where most philosophers would least expect it. By emphasizing the integration of these issues, Thompson not only brings a comprehensive philosophical approach to moral issues in the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food - he introduces a fresh way to think about practical ethics that will have implications in other areas of applied philosophy.
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