9780742513341

The Ethics of Food

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742513341

  • ISBN10:

    0742513343

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

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In The Ethics of Food, Gregory E. Pence brings together a collection of voices who share the view that the ethics of genetically modified food is among the most pressing societal questions of our time. This comprehensive collection addresses a broad range of subjects, including the meaning of food, moral analyses of vegetarianism and starvation, the safety and environmental risks of genetically modified food, issues of global food politics and the food industry, and the relationships among food, evolution, and human history.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Meaning and Ethics of Food vii
Gregory E. Pence
Part I: The Meaning of Food
A Thing Shared
1(4)
M. F. K. Fisher
How We Grow Food Reflects Our Virtues and Vices
5(21)
Wendell Berry
Part II: Eating Meat
Animal Liberation and Vegetarianism
26(25)
Peter Singer
Meat Is Good for You
51(3)
Stuart Patton
Part III: Starvation
Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor
54(20)
Garrett Hardin
Golden Rice Is Fool's Gold
Greenpeace International
71(3)
Are We Going Mad?
74(6)
Norman Borlaug
Part IV: Safety of Genetically Modified Foods
The Unholy Alliance
80(16)
Mae-Wan Ho
The FDA's Volte-Face on Food Biotech
96(4)
Henry I. Miller
Dr. Strangelunch: Why We Should Learn to Love Genetically Modified Food
100(16)
Ronald Bailey
Part V: Benefits/Dangers of Organic Food
Organic or Genetically Modified Food: Which Is Better?
116(7)
Gregory E. Pence
The Benefits of Organic Food
123(7)
Tanya Maxted-Frost
Part VI: Genetically Modified Food and Environmental Risks
Genetic Engineering and Food Security
130(18)
Vandana Shiva
GM Food Is the Best Option We Have
148(8)
Anthony J. Trewavas
Part VII: Food Biotechnology and Nature
Biotechnology's Negative Impact on World Agriculture
156(12)
Marc Lappe
Britt Bailey
The Population/Diversity Paradox: Agricultural Efficiency to Save Wilderness
168(12)
Anthony J. Trewavas
Part VIII: Global Food Politics and Economics
A Removable Feast
180(11)
C. Ford Runge
Benjamin Senauer
From Global to Local: Sowing the Seeds of Community
191(24)
Helen Norberg-Hodge
Peter Goering
John Page
Part IX: The Food Industry
The Hamburger Bacteria
215(66)
Nicols Fox
The United States Food Safety System
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
267(14)
Index 281(6)
About the Editor 287

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