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Earth Ethics Spring 2006, Vol. 14(1)

Making progress toward a more humane, just, healthy and sustainable future will require major shifts in our food and agriculture systems. This issue and the Fall 2006 issue of Earth Ethics explore the problems of industrialized agriculture, epitomized in factory farming, and the promise of alternative food systems. The work of the Center for a Livable Future, Worldwatch Institute, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and The Humane Society of the United States provide a critical analysis of the agribusiness system. Jane Goodall's concluding chapter from Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating summarizes some of these problems and provides guidance for individual food choices to support people, animals, and Earth. The Earth Charter, an integrated ethical vision for sustainable development, is applied to our food choices, linking its principles to a critique of globalization and factory farming and suggesting directions for sustainable living.



Industrial Agriculture and Humane Sustainable Food Systems, by Richard M. Clugston and Wynn Calder. Read article here

How Sustainable Agriculture Can Address the Environmental and Humane Health Harms of Industrial Agriculture, by Leo Horrigan, Robert S. Lawrence and Polly Walker.

Rethinking the Global Meat Industry, by Danielle Nierenberg.

Public Health Implications of Meat Production and Consumption, by Polly Walker, Pamela Rhubart-Berg, Shawn McKensie, Kristin Kelling and Robert S. Lawrence.

Rearing Cattle Produces More Greenhouse Gases than Driving Cars, by United Nations News Carrier.

Eating for the Animals, by the Humane Society of the United States.

Coming Home to Roost: Bird Flu, a Virus of Our Own Hatching, by Michael Greger, MD.

Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating, by Jane Goodall with Gary McAvoy and Gail Hudson.

Integrated Earth Charter Ethics: Two Substantive Approaches, by Dieter T. Hessel.

Sustainable Living with the Earth Charter and an Earth Charter Meal, by Earth Charter International.

Progress Toward a Humane and Sustainable Food System with the Earth Charter at Florida Gulf Coast University, by Joseph Weakland.






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