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By Robert L Zimdahl

ISBN-10: 0080461123

ISBN-13: 9780080461120

This state-of-the-art and maybe arguable booklet explores the ethics of agriculture and contemplates how our present ethical stance may perhaps form our destiny. Preface; 1. advent; 2. The behavior of Agricultural technology; three. whilst 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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Crop production had negative effects between $4,969 and 16,561 million annually, while livestock’s negative externalities were $714 to $739 million per year. Their work was based on 417 million acres cropped in 2000. Is a system that yields many external costs one that should remain unexamined for its defects or means of change? Is the method of scientific inquiry that contributed to the production of these external costs above question? The obvious answer is no. The complexity of the problems faced by agriculture and agricultural science is clear to all involved in agriculture.

Diet now favors animal over plant products. Our capital, energy, and chemically intensive production system requires high production volume at low cost and has driven small and medium sized farms out of business. This may be true and, if it is, one must ask what these faculty members were doing. Perhaps their work was irrelevant to the creation of the modern agricultural system the above characteristics describe. One cannot be sure. ” We must continually ask the cathartic questions. What should we do?

The essential problem with this philosophy of knowledge is that the fundamental methodological prescription is one that keeps the domain of scientific inquiry dissociated from the rest of the world and from human experience (Maxwell, 1992). It results in affirmation of the incorrect thought that science is value free. Only scientific truth can enter the domain of inquiry. Politics, religion, values, emotions, and desires (the realms of experiential or personal truth, see Chapter 1) are excluded because they must be.

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