Agriculture's ethical horizon by Robert L Zimdahl

By Robert L Zimdahl

This state of the art and maybe debatable e-book explores the ethics of agriculture and contemplates how our present ethical stance might form our destiny. Preface; 1. advent; 2. The behavior of Agricultural technology; three. while issues get it wrong; four. An advent to Ethics; five. ethical self assurance in Agriculture; 6. The Relevance of Ethics to Agriculture; 7. Agricultural Sustainability; eight. Biotechnology; nine. how one can continue

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Proximity and constant connection reduce the time available to disconnect. Such time is required to think and reflect and to see where we have been so we can determine where we ought to go (Coleman, 2000). Most agricultural scientists are well connected models of efficiency and productivity. However, they are often so busy being productive that direction becomes secondary or lost. Gallopin et al. (2001) suggest that there is a growing feeling (not a scientific certainty) that in spite of the marvels of communication and the appearance of efficiency and productivity, agricultural science is not responding adequately to the challenges of our time.

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In agriculture and in life, we 6 Chapter 1 The Horizon of Agricultural Ethics cannot live without myths. A lack of myths would break our required links to the past; we would become uprooted from the past and from our own society. It is our myths that may or may not be founded on fact, that capture human imagination so powerfully. They are one way we order our and other’s experiences. It is an essential way we use to order our world that is not exhaustive (Midgley, 2000, p. 101). It is best when considered with other views, other ways of ordering and interpreting the world.

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