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Now, perhaps more than ever before, we are aware of the ethical choices we make each time we eat. This anthology explores issues such as genetically modified foods, animal rights, population and consumption, pollution, centralized versus local production, vegetarianism and more. The twenty one readings that make up this volume bring together a diverse group of voices. Introductions and study questions help you to prepare for reflection and discussion on these significant and noteworthy issues.
Table of Contents
|Rational Beings Alone Have Moral Worth|
|KantĘs Treatment of Animals|
|A Utilitarian Defense of Animal Liberation|
|The Radical Egalitarian Case for Animal Rights|
|A Critique of ReganĘs Rights Theory|
|Population and Consumption|
|A Special Moment in History: The Challenge of Overpopulation and Overconsumption|
|The Tragedy of the Commons|
|The Unjust War against Population|
|Population and Food: A Critique of Lifeboat Ethics|
|Pollution: Soil, Air, Water|
|You Are What You Breathe|
|We All Live in Bhopal|
|People or Penguins: The Case for Optimal Pollution|
|Is Silent Spring Beyond Us?|
|Duty and Ecology: On What We Owe Starving Human Beings|
|The World Food Supply: The Damage Done by Cattle-Raising|
|Vegetarianism and Planetary Health|
|Can Frankenfood Save the Planet?|
|Unholy Alliance: Critiques of Genetically Modified Foods. The ETC Report, The Poor can Feed Themselves|
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